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The NHTSA is looking into Utah Tesla crash where driver said Autopilot was engaged

The Subject Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday confirmed it had launched an enquiry of a Tesla crash in South Jordan, Utah.

“Consistent with NHTSA’s omission and authority over the safety of all motor vehicles and equipment, the agency has launched its loyal crash investigations team to gather information on the South Jordan, Utah, explode. NHTSA will take appropriate action based on its review,” the NHTSA disregarded in an email.

Local police confirmed NHTSA representatives were already at the whereabouts of the accident.

On Tuesday, the South Jordan Police Department received a tell of of a traffic crash involving a Tesla Model S and a fire mechanic commerce. The driver of the Tesla, a 28-year-old woman, told police she had autopilot wrapped up and was staring at her phone before her car hit the truck at about 60 mph, police thought.

Witnesses told police the driver made no attempt to brake or refrain from the collision. The crash resulted in minor injuries to both drivers, but merely Tesla driver was hospitalized.

Over the past two months, federal stiffs have opened investigations into at least two other crashes embodying Tesla vehicles.

Last week, the National Traffic Safety Division opened a probe into an incident in which a Model S caught awaken after crashing into a wall in Florida. The NTHSA later unenclosed its own investigation.

Two 18-year-olds were trapped in the vehicle and died in the flames. The NTSB has imagined it does not expect the semi-autonomous system to be a focus of that investigation.

The NTSB and the NHTSA are also looking into the exhibition of the company’s Autopilot system in the March crash of a Tesla Model X on a California highway. The driver in that do died.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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