The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is working to publish as soon as possible a preliminary report on a recent Tesla vehicle crash in Texas in which local police said no one was in the driver’s seat, a senior official told Reuters, acknowledging public confusion over the fatal accident.
“A preliminary report typically comes out in a month, but we are working hard to get it out as soon as possible because we recognize there is this confusion out there,” Kristin Poland, deputy director of the NTSB, said in an interview with Reuters.
Earlier this month, a Tesla Model S smashed into a tree in Texas and burst into flames, killing one occupant found in the front passenger seat and the owner in the back seat. Police said it was apparent that there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash.
On Monday, Tesla refuted police claims, saying a deformed steering wheel suggested that someone was likely in…