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Two people in Tesla killed after crashing into parked semi at Florida rest stop


The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has confirmed that two people lost their lives in a crash at a rest area on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 2 p.m. on July 6 near Gainesville, Florida.

According to FHP, a 66 year old female driver was behind the wheel of a 2015 Tesla traveling southbound on I-75 at mile marker 382, when, for unknown reasons, the Tesla left the interstate and crashed into the trailer of a truck parked at the Paynes Prairie Rest Area.

Both the Tesla driver and a 67 year old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP says that the Tesla occupants were California residents.

The truck driver, a 58 year old Florida resident, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.


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