Family calls for investigation after Tesla driver dies in Osceola crash

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The family of a woman killed in an Osceola County crash last week has hired attorneys to investigate whether her Tesla malfunctioned and possibly pursue legal action, a representative with Orlando-based law firm Morgan and Morgan said.

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said 29-year-old Samantha Jensen, of Apopka, was driving the 2019 Tesla Model 3 west on Osceola Polk Line Road near Shady Oak Drive around 4:45 p.m. when she veered into the eastbound lanes in an effort to pass traffic.

While driving in the eastbound lanes, the front of Jensen’s Tesla smashed into the front of an eastbound pickup truck, sending the truck over the top of the Tesla, according to the crash report.

The driver of a third vehicle was unable to avoid the crash and also hit the front of the Tesla, troopers said. That driver was not injured.