A Tesla car crash near Salt Lake City, Utah, is under investigation

The company's top engineer is taking a leave of absence.
2:19 | 05/13/18

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Transcript for A Tesla car crash near Salt Lake City, Utah, is under investigation
In news, a crash involving a Tesla automobile raising new safety concerns. Officials outside Salt Lake City saying the vehicle was going 60 miles an hour when it rear ended a struck stopped at a red light. The Tesla's brakes apparently never engaged. Will Carr has more. Will, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Dan and Adrienne. There's stig more questions than answers this this crash. It was raining. Beyond that, authorities are trying to hone in on exactly what happened. This morning, this Tesla mangled. The front of the car ripped to shreds. The driver rushed to the hospital with a broken ankle. Investigators trying to figure out why the electric car surged toward an intersection before slamming into the back of a fire department truck stopped at a light. Tesla saying, we're glad no one was seriously injured. Investigators looking to see if the Tesla was on autopilot, the company's pioneered system, which is at the center of the NTSB's probe into this deadly crash in California that killed an apple engineer in March. Anything in the automotive space needs to be brought in over time and built in a way that is going to build on safety. And build on learning of what is actually going on when people are using a product. Reporter: Friday's crash on the heels of a fatal accident just last week. The electric car's battery part of the investigation after fierce flames tore through a model S. The car hit the wall and two teens were killed inside. The car burned so hot, the kids couldn't be saved. No one could help. Reporter: The founder Elon Musk and the NTSB clashed over transparency and the time it takes to complete the investigations. Tesla is part of the scrutiny because they bring it on themselves in part. They never back down. When any questions are raised. But also because they have one of the most advanced products out there. Reporter: The Tesla owner's manual says drivers are supposed to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road and be ready to brake even if autopilot is on. The company's top engineer is taking a leave of absence. Though he's not leaving the company for good, it's unclear when he'll be back on the job. Dan and Adrienne. Time for the weather and

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