SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendation urging California transportation officials to move faster to repair highway safety barriers damaged by vehicles.

The NTSB recommendation Monday comes in a report that says California officials failed to fix a highway safety barrier before a fatal March 2018 collision in Mountain View that killed an Apple engineer. The barrier had been damaged 11 days before the Tesla in Autopilot mode crashed into it.

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The federal agency says it previously identified problems in a fatal 2016 crash in San Jose when a barrier damaged 44 days earlier had not been fixed.

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California Department of Transportation spokesman Matt Rocco says the department is reviewing the NTSB report to determine its next steps but declined to answer questions.

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