SWISS PO­LICE IN­VES­TI­GATE FATAL TESLA CRASH, FIRE

Ottawa Citizen - - WORLD -

GENEVA Po­lice in south­ern Switzerland say they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a Ger­man man after a Tesla car he was driv­ing crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames last week.

The Bellinzona fire brigade re­port­edly pulled from its Face­book page a comment that sug­gested the lithium ion bat­ter­ies could have trig­gered a “rapid and un­stop­pable in­crease in tem­per­a­ture” be­fore Thurs­day’s ac­ci­dent.

Po­lice said the driver, 48, crashed while driv­ing on the high­way in cir­cum­stances that have not yet been clar­i­fied. The U.S. Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board is in­ves­ti­gat­ing at least two re­cent fires in­volv­ing Tes­las.

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