Two Lompoc residents were killed this week when their Tesla crashed into the back of a semi-truck in Florida, authorities say.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the 2015 Tesla was heading south on I-75 in Alachua County just before 2 p.m. Wednesday when it exited toward a rest area and for unknown reasons, crashed into the back of a semi parked in the rest area parking lot.
The Tesla driver was identified as a 66-year-old woman from Lompoc and her passenger was identified as a 67-year-old man also from Lompoc. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The FNH says they do not release victims' names.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Authorities have not said whether auto-pilot may have played a role in the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Friday that it sent a Special Crash Investigations team to investigate the crash.