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Tesla on Autopilot crashed into stopped truck during highway lane closure

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A Tesla vehicle being operated on Autopilot mode crashed into a stopped truck that was providing traffic control for a highway lane closure on Friday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

David Clough, 18, was behind the wheel of a 2016 Tesla while traveling eastbound on I-76 in Plum when he “lost control” due to the car being on Tesla’s Autopilot mode, according to a crash report issued by the State Police. Clough was cited for careless driving.

A Freightliner truck “was at a stationary position in the middle lane providing traffic control for a right lane closure for a paving detail,” the crash report said. Police say the Tesla being driven on Autopilot, which was also traveling in the middle lane, crashed into the truck’s rear end at around 10:25 pm ET.

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