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Tesla driver faces charges in autopilot crash where two people were killed in the 2019 accident while the vehicle was operating in autopilot. The main legal question is should he face prosecution?
According to a report from The Detroit News, a Los Angeles County judge on Thursday ruled there is enough evidence to try 27-year-old Kevin George Aziz Riad on two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
According to the report, police say Riad’s Tesla Model S left a freeway doing 74 mph, ran a red light and hit a Honda Civic, killing both passengers in that vehicle. Riad and his passenger were treated for minor injuries.
The trial, per the report, is believed to be the first prosecution against a driver using a partially autonomous driving system.
Article Credit to ADAPT Automotive.
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