Tesla Fatal Crash in Newport Beach Under Federal Investigation

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.– Federal authorities released an examination into a deadly crash that eliminated 3 and hurt 3 when a 2022 Tesla Model S knocked into building devices on the Pacific Coast Highway recently.

The firm dealing with the probe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, validated to The Epoch Times the case included sophisticated motorist help systems– much better referred to as Tesla’s Autopilot.

Shortly after midnight on May 12, Newport Beach cops reacted to an employ the 3000 Block of Pacific Coast Highway. The automobile was taking a trip west with 3 residents when it struck a curb and crashed into building and construction devices on the south side of the highway.

The crash eliminated all 3 residents of the Tesla. They were determined as Crystal M. McCallum, 34, of Texas, Wayne Walter Swanson Jr., 40, of Newport Coast, and Andrew James Chaves, 32, of Arizona.

Three building employees at the crash scene suffered small injuries and were dealt with at a neighboring health center, authorities stated.

The accident caused an hours-long closure of a part of the highway while the Newport Beach Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team was checking out the scenarios of the crash.

According to the report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the case marks the company’s 34 th probe including an electrical automobile given that 2016, with 28 of those mishaps including a Tesla.

In the 34 cases, 15 individuals were eliminated, and 15 were hurt.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informed The Epoch Times that it does not talk about open examinations.

Tesla, which has actually dissolved its media relations department, did not react to an ask for remark by the press due date.

Brandon Drey


Brandon Drey is a California-based press reporter for The Epoch Times.

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