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TWO KILLED AS DRIVERLESS TESLA HITS TREE AND BURSTS INTO FLAMES IN THE WOODLANDS

Just after 9 pm Woodlands Fire and MCHD along with Cypress Creek EMS were dispatched to a fire in the woods in the Carlton Woods Subdivision on Hammock Dunes Place. As units were en route multiple calls started coming in of an explosion with fire in the woods. Then other calls came in stating a Tesla had gone into the woods and burst into flames. Woodlands Fire arrived on the scene with a vehicle fully involved in flames. Firefighters discovered the bodies of two males in the Tesla Model S. One male was in the front passenger seat and the other in the rear passenger seat. With the high energy batteries, Woodlands Firefighters worked close to 4-hours to extinguish the blaze. The vehicle’s batteries kept reigniting. Firefighters used over 23,000 gallons of water attempting to douse the blaze. Harris County Hazmat also responded to the scene. Carlton Woods is part of The Woodlands which is in Harris County. Harris County Fire Marshals Office responded along with Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office. Investigators with Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office are lead on the investigation. They are still trying to determine exactly what happened, The vehicle was traveling from the cul-de-sac on Hammock Dunes Place and failed to negotiate the curve slamming into the tree and bursting into flames. Both victims were transported to the Harris County Forensic Center for autopsy and identification. Harris County Precinct 4 will be releasing additional information about 11 a, Sunday morning.

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