Tesla Model 3 smashes into back of truck in Florida
Safety officials have opened a 37th probe into a Tesla crash after a couple’s car slammed into the back of a Walmart truck, shearing its roof off.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the wreck, which happened at the Paynes Prairie Rest Stop just south of Gainesville, Florida, on Wednesday.
Its female driver, aged 66, and her 67 year-old male passenger were killed. The pair were visiting from Lompoc in California, and neither their age nor their relationship to one another has been disclosed, in accordance with Florida state laws.
The Tesla – a 2015 S model – was driving on Interstate-75 souhbound when it exited off the highway onto the rest stop ramp ‘for an unknown reason,’ Florida Highway Patrol said in statement.
The car then drove through the parking lot where it rear-ended the trailer of a Walmart 18-wheeler, killing the 66-year-old female driver and a 67-year-old male passenger.
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