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 involving a Tesla vehicle near Fontana, California on May 5. We have launched a…


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