Incident 319: Tesla on Autopilot Fatally Crashed into Parked Fire Truck in Indiana

Description: A Tesla on Autopilot mode failed to see a parked fire truck and crashed into its rear on an interstate in Indiana, causing the death of an Arizona woman.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Derrick Monet , Jenna Monet and the Monets' family.

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Telsa rear-ends fire truck in Indiana, killing Arizona woman · 2019

Cloverdale, Ind. – Indiana police are investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car that rear-ended a fire truck parked along Interstate 70, killing an Arizona woman and seriously injuring her husband.

Derrick N. Monet, 25, of Prescott …

Second Crash In One Month Of A Tesla Into A Parked Firetruck Results In Fatality · 2020

Tesla's long-running list of crashes involving its vehicles smashing at full-speed into the rear end of parked first responder vehicles has a new tragic footnote. The latest killed the passenger-side occupant of the vehicle. This latest cra…

ODI Resume · 2021

Since January 2018, the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has identified eleven crashes in which Tesla models of various configurations have encountered first responder scenes and subsequently struck one or more vehicles involved with t…

A federal investigation into Tesla autopilot crashes includes 2019 fatal Indiana crash · 2021

The Tesla Model 3 is No. 1 in the 2021 American-Made Index. Ford Mustang, Tesla Model Y, Jeep Cherokee and Chevrolet Corvette also in the top 5.

The Tesla that crashed into a parked firetruck on I-70 and killed a 23-year-old in lat…

Man suing Tesla over 2019 Autopilot accident · 2022

Derrick Monet is suing Tesla after a 2019 accident where the Tesla Model 3 he was driving slammed into the rear of a firetruck in Putnam County, Indiana.

The Model 3 was running on Autopilot at the time of the accident. The suit alleges tha…


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