PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a driver reportedly put his Tesla car in autopilot mode and crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The Detroit Free Press reports Albert Scaglione and his son-in-law Tim Yanke both survived the rollover crash last Friday near Bedford.READ MORE: Black Bear Spotted Roaming Near Rt. 981 In New Alexandria
The crash came just one day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report on a fatal crash in May involving a Tesla in autopilot.
Tesla told the Free Press that there was no evidence that the autopilot was activated on the Model X car before the crash.READ MORE: Police Searching For Missing 82-Year-Old Merilyn Penn
“We received an automated alert from this vehicle on July 1 indicating air bag deployment, but logs containing detailed information on the state of the vehicle controls at the time of the collision were never received,” Tesla said in a statement. “This is consistent with damage of the severity reported in the press, which can cause the antenna to fail.”South Hills Resident Rose Spencer Celebrates Her 100th Birthday
Pennsylvania State Police say the driver told them he had activated the autopilot feature just before the crash.