Victim of Tesla crash in Texas had alcohol level exceeding legal limit
One of the two victims of a fatal crash involving a Tesla car in Texas had a blood-alcohol level that exceeded the legal driving limit, according to an autopsy report, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.
No one was found in the driver's seat in the April accident where a Model S caught fire after hitting a tree, killing the two people in the car, according to the police at the time.
William Varner, who was found in the back left passenger seat, had 0.151 g/100mL of ethanol - grain alcohol - detected in his blood after his death, according to the report by Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The legal blood alcohol level for driving in Texas is 0.08%.
The cause of Varner's death was "blunt force trauma and thermal injuries with smoke inhalation," the report said.
The police declined to comment on the report, saying the investigation is still under way.