U.S. safety agency opens probe of Tesla fatal crash in California

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it is opening a safety probe into a fatal May 5 Tesla crash near Fontana, California.

Local media had reported the Tesla driver was killed and two others injured when the Tesla struck an overturned semi-truck on a freeway. The NHTSA said it previously had opened 28 special crash investigations into Tesla crashes, with 24 pending.

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