Man dies after Tesla crashes into semitrailer in Florida
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Man dies after Tesla crashes into semitrailer in Florida

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man died after crashing a Tesla into a semitrailer.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report says the crash occurred Friday morning in Delray Beach.

The report says the truck was making a left turn onto a divided highway to head north when the southbound 2018 Tesla 3 hit the semi’s driver side, causing the Tesla’s roof to tear off as it passed under the trailer. The Tesla’s driver, 50-year-old Jeremy Beren Banner, died at the scene.

The report didn’t say whether the Tesla’s autopilot or automatic emergency brakes were engaged.

The car manufacturer released a statement saying they’re co-operating with authorities.

The crash comes less than a week after a Tesla left the road in Davie, Florida, and caught fire after crashing.

The Associated Press