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Tesla Crashes into Fire Truck Killing Driver

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A Tesla driver has been killed after crashing into a parked fire truck in California.

The fatal crash involving two vehicles, the Tesla and a parked emergency vehicle is being investigated by authorities in California.

The crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, in Walnut Creek, California.

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A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District truck was parked diagonally across lanes of traffic with lights activated, shielding first responders from traffic at the scene of a previous crash.

The driver of the Tesla crashed into the parked fire truck, resulting in the Tesla driver’s death at the scene and a passenger’s critical injuries, who had to be extricated from the car.

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Additionally, four firefighters were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating if the Tesla was in Autopilot mode and if the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District urged drivers to slow down and move over when approaching emergency vehicles.

It’s worth noting that Tesla recently recalled 363,000 vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta software due to safety concerns.

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