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US regulators are looking into the death of a woman who was hit by a 39-year-old Tesla driver, Your Content has learned.
According to reports, the driver was allegedly under the influence of drugs and utilizing the Autopilot feature when the car went airborne and collided with the victim. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mentioned the incident in an email update, although the specific details of the crash were not disclosed.
The NHTSA is now conducting an investigation into the California Tesla crash, which resulted in the tragic death of the woman. The identities of those involved have not been officially released, but sources indicate that Frank Shoaf, who was impaired due to drug use, struck and killed Cassandra May, 40.
The collision occurred in June on Othello Avenue at around 8 am, when Shoaf allegedly ran a red light, hit a dip in the road, and went airborne before fatally hitting May and crashing into a bush. Shockingly, during the rescue efforts, Shoaf allegedly requested drugs while paramedics were performing life-saving measures on the victim.
It is worth noting that the NHTSA has previously initiated 35 special crash investigations involving Tesla vehicles suspected of utilizing Autopilot, as reported by Daily Mail Video.