Stolen Tesla involved in high speed chase, crashes, splits in two in California

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Seven people were injured in California after a stolen Tesla split in two in a crash.

KTLA reports police received a call from a Tesla dealership saying a person was “messing with” one of the vehicles.

Police arrive to the dealership and a pursuit began.

During the chase, police say the Tesla hit speeds of up to 100 mph.

The suspect eventual hit two other cars and a lamp post, which split the car in half, a witness told KTLA.

Video from the scene showed the Tesla cut in half, and a portion of the vehicle appeared to have crashed into a building at the corner of the street. The other half of the vehicle remained in the roadway and caught fire, KTLA reports.

Police say in total, the Tesla collided with four vehicles, injuring a total of 6 victims, before crashing.

The injured victims as well as the driver of the Tesla were taken to area hospitals.

More on the story at KTLA.


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