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Swiss prosecutors examine deadly Tesla crash




A Tesla automobile browns after a pile-up in Switzerland that killed a 48-year-old German driver.

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ZURICH — Swiss prosecutors have begun looking into a resources of a deadly pile-up of a Tesla electric automobile final week that firefighters consider might have set off a glow in a vehicle’s battery.

A 48-year-German motorist died when his automobile strike a separator on a executive reservation of a motorway in in a southern canton of Ticino, rolled over and detonate into flames.

A orator for Ticino prosecutors pronounced authorities were examining what led to a accident. It was too early to plead a means during this stage, he added.

“So far, a usually thing for certain is that there was an collision with a Tesla,” he said, disappearing to contend when formula of a review are expected.

Tesla pronounced it was also looking into a incident.

“We are deeply saddened by this collision and we are operative to settle a contribution of a occurrence and offer a full team-work to internal authorities,” a association orator said.

“Tesla has not nonetheless perceived any information from a automobile and so does not know a contribution of what occurred, nonetheless it seemed to be a high-speed collision.”

The pile-up final Thursday was one of several accidents to impact Tesla vehicles in new days.

On Friday a Tesla Model S crashed during speed into a lorry in a U.S. state of Utah.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is also reviewing a Florida pile-up of a Tesla car final week, ensuing in a genocide of dual teenagers.

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