DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Home security camera footage shows the owner of a Tesla got into the driver’s seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston last month, according to a government report Monday, May 10.
But the preliminary report on the crash that killed two men doesn’t explain why police found no one behind the wheel of the car, which burst into flames after crashing about 550 feet from the owner’s home.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
The National Transportation Safety Board said it’s still investigating the crash.
An onboard data storage device in the console, however, was destroyed by fire.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
A computer that records air bag and seat belt status as well as speed and acceleration was damaged and is being examined at an NTSB lab.
The NTSB said it tested a different Tesla vehicle on the same road, and the Autopilot driver-assist system could not be fully used.
Investigators could not get the system’s automated steering system to work, but were able to use Traffic Aware Cruise Control.MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town
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