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Tesla in head-on crash crossed into oncoming traffic, police say

April 03, 2013|By Matt Stevens
  • Aftermath of crash in Laguna Beach
Aftermath of crash in Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach Police Department )

Laguna Beach police said they are continuing to investigate a head-on traffic collision that involved a Tesla car and a Honda Accord.

Authorities received calls reporting the accident around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus. Emergency personnel found two vehicles involved in the collision and debris scattered across all lanes of Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and State Route 73, a police statement said.

Two men inside a "severely damaged" Honda Accord were declared dead at the scene, officials said. The driver of the Tesla was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, Callus said.

The "preliminary details are that the driver of the Tesla crossed over into opposing traffic for an unknown reason and hit the Honda Accord," Callus said in an email Tuesday. "We are opening a criminal investigation into the matter so that we can thoroughly look into everything. There have been no arrests or citations given at this point, but we are very early on in this investigation."


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