Driver Killed When Speeding Tesla Crashes Into Tree, Burns in Davie: Police - NBC 6 South Florida

Driver Killed When Speeding Tesla Crashes Into Tree, Burns in Davie: Police

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    New Video Released in Deadly Tesla Crash

    New video of a deadly single-vehicle crash involving a Tesla has surfaced. NBC 6's Nathalia Ortiz reports.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2019)

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    • An officer was nearby and tried to break the car's window, but couldn't get the driver out.

    Police in South Florida say the driver of a speeding Tesla was killed after apparently losing control while swerving through traffic.

    Davie police spokeswoman Vivian Gallinal says the car hit some palm trees and burst into flames Sunday afternoon crash on Flamingo Road near the 1300 block. An officer was nearby and tried to break the car's window, but couldn't get the driver out.

    Police say the driver, identified as Omar Awan, overcorrected the car before going across all three lanes and entering the median. Awan was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Gallinal said investigators believe speed played a role in the crash. A police report said the car later caught fire at a tow yard around 5 a.m. Monday due to a ruptured battery.

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    Davie police spokeswoman Vivian Gallinal said an officer was nearby and tried to break the car's window, but couldn't get the driver out.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2019)

    In May, two teenagers died in crash when they Tesla Model S they were in crashed and caught fire in Fort Lauderdale. Authorities say they were traveling at 116 mph.

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