Tesla crash kills two after car 'on auto-pilot with no one driving' smashed into tree and burst into flames in Texas

TWO men have died after a Tesla "on auto-pilot with no one driving" crashed into a tree in Spring, Texas.

After smashing into the tree in Carlton Woods at 11:25 p.m, the fully-electric 2019 Tesla immediately burst into flames.


Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said an investigation showed "no one was driving" the vehicle when the accident happened as one person was in the passenger seat and another one at the back.

Officials told KPRC 2 the vehicle was traveling at a high speed when it failed to negotiate a cul-de-sac turn, ran off the road and smashed into a tree.

Authorities had to use 32,000 gallons of water to pout out the flames because the vehicle’s batteries kept reigniting.

At one point, deputies had to even call Tesla to ask them how to put out the fire in the battery.

Authorities will perform autopsies on both men.

More to follow…

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