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2 killed after Tesla crashes into tree in Coral Gables

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Two people inside of a Tesla were killed in a fiery crash Monday night in Coral Gables, authorities confirmed.

The crash was reported at the intersection of Alhambra Circle and Coral Way.

Coral Gables police Officer Kelly Denham said the driver of the Tesla crashed the car into a tree.

Cellphone video taken after the crash shows the vehicle engulfed in flames.

Denham confirmed that two people inside the car were killed.

Investigators were back at the scene Tuesday morning, collecting evidence in the daylight. The crash victims are reported to be a 20-year-old man who was driving and a 19-year-old woman who was a passenger.

It’s unclear whether speed was a factor or what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The victims’ identities have not yet been released.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.