Fatal Crash Involved Tesla Driving 116 MPH In 30 MPH Zone, Says National Transportation Safety Board
By Gary Gastelu, Fox News // June 26, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 8 was being driven 116 mph in a 30 mph zone three seconds before the accident, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Eyewitnesses told investigators that the car had pulled out to pass another vehicle near a sharp turn marked with warning signs to slow to 25 mph, then lost control, hit a curb, ran into a wall, crossed the five-lane undivided road, hit a curb on the other side and struck a light pole before finally coming to rest.
The battery pack was then seen catching fire and engulfing the vehicle in flames.
Driver Barrett Riley and Edgar Monserratt Martinez were both trapped in the car as it burned and died at the scene, while a rear seat passenger, Alexander Barry, had been thrown from the vehicle and seriously injured. All three were 18 years old.
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