(CNN) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a crash involving a Tesla in California that left two people dead.
A speeding driver in a 2016 Tesla ran a red light after leaving the 91 Freeway in Gardena, southwest of Los Angeles, and crashed into a 2006 Honda Civic, killing the driver and passenger in the Honda overnight Sunday, CNN affiliate KTLA said, citing the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: ‘Shut Up And Make Babies’: Protesters Reveal Deeply Personal Stories Following SCOTUS Decision
NHTSA, in an email Tuesday, said its special crash investigation program will do a crash scene and vehicle inspection of the Tesla Model S after the collision.
A spokesperson for Tesla and the LAPD, which is also investigating, couldn’t be reached on Wednesday.READ MORE: California Abortion Activists React To The End Of Roe V. Wade
KTLA reported that police responded to the crash at Vermont Avenue and Artesia Boulevard around 12:45 a.m., according to LAPD Capt. Jon Pinto.
The Tesla driver exited the westbound 91 Freeway at Artesia Boulevard at a high speed and failed to stop at a red light, the station reported. He collided with the Honda at the intersection as the Honda turned left onto Artesia Boulevard, authorities said.
The 40 year-old driver of the Honda and his 39-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, KTLA reported.
The Tesla’s two occupants were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Tesla Fire In Alameda County Grows To Over 500 Acres
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