Tesla that hit fire truck in deadly I-680 crash in Walnut Creek was on autopilot, company says

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
1 dead after Tesla slams into fire truck in East Bay, officials say
One person is dead after slamming its Tesla into a fire truck Saturday morning, officials say.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- Tesla has disclosed to federal transportation regulators that February's fatal crash on Interstate 680 did involve the automated driver-assist system.

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The Tesla smashed into a fire truck in Walnut Creek, killing the driver and injuring four Contra Costa County firefighters.

RELATED: 1 dead after Tesla slams into fire truck on I-680 in Walnut Creek, officials say

The fire truck was on scene for a separate traffic accident.

Bloomberg reports there have now been 17 fatal accidents involving Tesla's automated driving assist system since June of 2021.

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