Second federal agency to probe fatal Florida Tesla crash

DETROIT (AP) — A second federal agency is dispatching investigators to a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car that drove beneath a semitrailer that was crossing a Florida roadway.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that it’s sending a team to the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeremy Beren Banner on Friday.

The crash in Delray Beach is eerily similar to another one involving a Tesla in 2016 near Gainesville, Florida.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a three-person team to the crash. The traffic safety administration can issue fines and seek recalls. The NTSB makes recommendations to prevent crashes.

Both agencies likely will be looking into whether Tesla’s Autopilot semiautonomous driving system was in use on Banner’s Tesla Model 3 at the time.

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