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US Safety Agency Probes Death of Woman Struck by Tesla in California

  • NHTSA is looking at driving systems including Tesla Autopilot
  • Tesla cars involved in 36 of 45 crashes included in the probe
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg
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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 that may have had its partially automated driving system activated.

The June 7 accident in San Diego resulted in the death of a pedestrian, according to details provided Thursday by NHTSA. The electric vehicle ran a red light, hit a dip and became airborne before striking the woman, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.