San Francisco: Investigators say Autopilot feature was not on during deadly Tesla crash

SAN FRANCISCO -- Investigators say that preliminary information shows the Autopilot feature was not on during a Tesla crash in San Francisco that killed a Central Valley man and injured his wife.

Clovis resident Benjamin Dean and his wife, Kelly, were walking in a crosswalk at Taylor St. and O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin when police say the driver of a rented Tesla ran a red light and then plowed into the couple. They were in San Francisco celebrating their anniversary.

Police say investigators are preparing search warrants and working with Tesla to obtain evidence.

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In the video, you can see that Kelly Dean saw the Tesla coming, stopped, and threw her arm across her husband before the Tesla hit them both.



A data storage device from the car will be analyzed to help determine the actions and events that led up to the crash.

Twenty-one-year-old Kelsey Cambridge has been charged with misdemeanor involuntary vehicular manslaughter.
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