NTSB Probes Emergency Response to Fla. Tesla Crash

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May 10, 2018—The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is launching an investigation into how first responders handled a fatal Tesla crash in Fla., reported CNN Money.

Two people died Tuesday evening in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a gray 2014 Tesla Model S ran off the road and collided with a concrete wall, according to the report. The vehicle then caught on fire.

The NTSB said in a statement Wednesday it will primarily focus on emergency response in relation to the electric vehicle battery fire, including fire department activities and towing operations. There will be a team of four investigating.

"The goal of these investigations is to understand the impact of these emerging transportation technologies when they are part of a transportation accident," said Robert S. Sumwalt, NTSB chairman, in the statement.

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