The families of two men who died in Texas are still mourning after their self-driving Tesla crashed into a tree and caught fire.
Dr Will Varner, 59 and Everett Talbot, 69, drove the driverless car to shoot on Saturday night after taking their wives away, the authorities said, shortly before the car crashed. A tree and a fire in The Woodlands in Houston.
Authorities said both men died in the car, believed to be self-driving at the time, KTRK reported.
Varner, believed to be the owner of the car, is found in the back seat.
His friend Talbot in the passenger seat, Daily mail reported.
“We are going through a hell on earth right now. As his daughter, I ask everyone to wait for the investigation to be completed,” Talbot’s daughter said.
As authorities searched for more details in the crash, Tesla’s Elon Musk continued to distance himself from the fiery situation.
“The data log restored so far shows the Autopilot is not turned on and the car is not buying FSD,” Musk wrote on. Twitter. “Furthermore, the standard Autopilot feature will require lane marking on, something this street doesn’t have.”
But accident officials said they disagreed with the car manufacturer.
Mark Herman, a Constable in District 4 of Harris County, said officials were “very confident with the location of the bodies after the crash that no one was driving the vehicle”. WAREHOUSE reported.
Varner, an anesthetist, and Talbot, who runs a finance company, went out on a test drive to test the car’s features shortly after taking his wife home in Houston’s Spring neighborhood.
“Dr. Varner is a great man who has personally influenced many people throughout our Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Family over the years,” writes Varner owner Memorial Hermann.
“Our thoughts and prayers extend to his entire family, and to those who have the privilege of working and serving alongside him with many different abilities. lover. “
The National Highway Traffic Safety Bureau and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.