The police are investigating whether Tesla was self-driving when it turned red and killed a man in San Francisco
- A fast-driving Tesla killed Benjamin Dean, 39, in a San Francisco street on Sunday
- The car also seriously injured his wife Kelly when the Clovis couple crossed the street
- The couple was visiting San Francisco to celebrate their third wedding anniversary
- The Tesla rode at least 45 mph, 15 to 20 mph above the posted speed limit
- The driver, Kelsey Cambridge, 21, from Vallejo is charged with two counts
- The police are investigating whether the Tesla was operating in autonomous mode
A fast-driving Tesla killed a Clovis man and seriously injured his wife as they crossed a street in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.
Officials are investigating whether the Tesla worked in a self-directed manner, police said in a statement.
Benjamin Dean, 39, was fatally hit by the crash at 2:08 PM. in the Tenderloin district.
His wife Kelly was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries.
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Benjamin Dean, 39, was killed during the San Francisco crash on Sunday. His wife Kelly was seriously injured. They visited the city to celebrate their third wedding anniversary
Kelsey Mariah Cambridge (pictured), 21, of Vallejo is charged with one count of killing vehicles and one count of running a red light
The police said the speeding Tesla had a red light and was widely switched on by a Mini Cooper (photo). Both cars lost control and the Tesla hit the couple crossing the road
The Tesla driver, 21-year-old Kelsey Mariah Cambridge in Vallejo, has been charged with one homicide count and one red light count, police said.
Police said the Tesla gave a red light on Taylor Street and rammed O & Farrell and a gray Mini Cooper at the intersection, causing both cars to lose control.
The Tesla then plowed into the man and woman as they crossed the road.
The vehicle drove at least 45 mph, 15 to 20 mph above the posted speed limit, as it was heading north on Taylor Street.
The Tesla then struck an unmanned, parked vehicle and stopped on the sidewalk, police said.
& # 39; We do not know if it was in an autonomous mode or in which mode or whether it (Cambridge) was in control of the vehicle, & # 39; Sgt. Frank Harrell from the San Francisco Police Department traffic department ABC news.
The car was rented via the peer-to-peer car rental team Get Around.
Get Around spokeswoman Joan Wickham said the company cooperates with the authorities and was unable to respond further out of respect for the families involved and the ongoing investigation.
Photos shared by one ABC News reporter show the Tesla after it has stopped on the sidewalk
The fatal collision happened at 2:08 PM. Sunday in Taylor Street and O & # 39; Farrell (photo) in the Tenderloin district
IBTimes reported that if the car was in a self-driving mode, this accident would be the third accident in which a Tesla killed a pedestrian, according to government data.
The driver of the Tesla was not injured and was interviewed by the police on the spot.
Police say that Cambridge is working with them and that drugs and alcohol do not seem to be a factor.
The driver of the Mini Cooper was also not injured.
The couple, from Clovis in the Central Valley in California, were visiting San Francisco to celebrate their third wedding anniversary.
They both work for the social services department of Fresno County, according to their Facebook pages.
Get Around says on its website that all its rental properties are insured through its primary insurance policy.
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