Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode crashed in Montana over the weekend

Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode crashed in Montana over the weekend

According to a CNNMoney report, a Tesla Model X being driven in Autopilot mode crashed on a two-lane highway in Montana over this past weekend. The crash is the third serious accident apparently linked to electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla’s self-driving feature.

The latest Tesla Model X crash took place at around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, when the car’s owner -- who has identified himself only by his last name, Pang -- was on his way to Yellowstone National Park from Seattle.

Sharing details about the crash, Montana State Trooper Jade Shope told CNNMoney that Pang crashed on a two-lane highway near Cardwell while driving Tesla Model X at a 55-60 mph speed. The highway has a 55 mph speed limit.

Shope also told CNNMoney that the road on which Pang crashed his Tesla Model X is “a winding road going through a canyon, with no shoulder.”

Though Pang and his passenger did not receive any injuries as a result of the crash, the front passenger side wheel of the car was damaged. Pang said that he is not sure whether the crash occurred due to his fault or his car’s fault, and also added that, despite the crash, he would still purchase another Tesla vehicle.

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