One person is killed and nine injured after an eight-car pileup triggered by Tesla colliding with a concrete wall, ejecting the driver and setting off a chain reaction, shutting down I-95
- A Tesla driver was killed and nine others injured in an eight-car crash on I-95 in Miami early Thursday morning
- Florida Highway Patrol officers say the crash began when the Tesla driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a concrete wall
- It is unclear if the Tesla was self-driving at the time or if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A Tesla driver was killed and nine others were injured in a massive pile-up on Interstate 95 in Miami early Thursday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol officers say the fatal crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. when the Tesla driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a concrete wall in the southbound lanes near from the 112 freeway to the airport or 195 eastbound from Miami Beach.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found nine injured and one man already deceased.
Authorities were able to take five adults to hospital, but four others refused treatment.
One victim is now in serious condition, while the other four are stable.
A Tesla driver was killed and nine others were injured in a massive pile-up on Interstate 95 in Miami early Thursday morning
The Tesla driver was forced out of his vehicle and was run over by an oncoming white Nissan, which was then hit from behind
According to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho, the driver of a black Tesla sedan lost control and collided with a concrete barrier.
When the car came to a stop, authorities said, the Tesla was blocking a nearby road and was hit by an oncoming black Dodge sedan.
The impact of the collision sent the Tesla driver, who was only identified as a black adult male, flying out of his car and he landed on the pavement.
An oncoming white Nissan then slowed to try to avoid running over the man, but was hit from behind by a Chevy SUV.
The Nissan was then pushed forward, NBCMiami reports, and knocked down the Tesla driver.
A series of more minor accidents then occurred between the Chevy SUV, the Nissan sedan, a white Jeep SUV, a tow truck and a gray Jeep SUV.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found nine people injured and one man already deceased.
Authorities say the crash began when the Tesla driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a concrete wall
It remains unclear if the Tesla was self-driving or if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Florida Highway Patrol for more information.
After the crash, the southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for hours as debris was strewn across the freeway and officers worked to investigate the crash.
The closure rumbled the morning commute for hours, before I-95 reopened to traffic around 9 a.m.