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NHTSA investigating fatal Tesla crash in Southern California

The China-built Tesla Model 3 is unveiled at a Tesla store on November 22, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a new crash investigation involving a Tesla vehicle, after a Model 3 driver died on the scene following a collision with an overturned semi in Southern California earlier this month. NHTSA has overall opened 29 investigations into Tesla-involved crashes, 25 of which remain currently underway.

A NHTSA spokesperson said in an e-mail to CNBC:

“NHTSA is aware of the incident

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NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Tesla crash in Spring, Texas

A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York.

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The National Transportation Safety Board, a federal agency that investigates accidents, has released records from a preliminary probe of a fatal Tesla crash that took place in Spring, Texas, in April.
However, it has not yet reached a conclusion about what caused the crash or whether the driver misused advanced driver-assistance features on the car.

The vehicle veered off a road, hit a tree and caught fire, killing both occupants. The crash garnered national attention after local police told

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NTSB Raises Doubts Fatal Tesla Crash Involved Autopilot

Federal safety officials have raised doubts that a fatal April crash of a

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car involved the vehicle’s advanced driver-assistance system.

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report Monday that laid out some of the early evidence it has gathered, while stopping short of drawing conclusions about what caused the crash.

Tests at the crash site north of Houston using a representative vehicle showed that one of the features that would have been needed to use Tesla’s driver-assistance system, known as Autopilot, wasn’t available in that area, the agency said.

Local officials in Texas had

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Elon Musk Weighs In on Fatal Tesla Crash as Safety Officials Investigate

U.S. safety officials are investigating a fatal weekend crash involving a

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vehicle, adding to a series of probes into incidents involving the electric-vehicle maker.

The accident has raised questions both about how the car was operated and the challenges of dealing with a fiery crash.

Local authorities believe the Tesla Model S sedan was operating without anyone in the driver’s seat when it crashed into a tree Saturday night north of Houston, killing the two men inside.

On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk injected additional uncertainty into the situation. Mr. Musk tweeted, “Data logs recovered

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