A woman died Saturday morning after her Tesla drove off the road in San Rafael and crashed into a residential swimming pool.
The California Highway Patrol in Marin received a call at 7:26 a.m. about a traffic collision involving a solo vehicle on the portion of Point San Pedro Road that lies east of Highway 101 near the Loch Lomond Marina.
The CHP said a 2019 Tesla was traveling westbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the female driver allowed the Tesla to veer to the right, crash through a fence and into the swimming pool at 44 Bonnie Banks Way.
A @Tesla crashes through fence & plunges into residential swimming pool near Pt. San Pedro Road & Bayview Drive in San Rafael, killing woman behind the wheel, per @CHPMarin, investigating circumstances pic.twitter.com/3w8gToJTeo— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) January 21, 2023
The driver succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in the collision at this time.
The investigation into this accident is ongoing.
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