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Tesla Driver Faces Charges in Autopilot Crash

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May 23, 2022—The driver of a Tesla that was in autopilot when it crashed and killed two people back in 2019 must stand trial.

According to a report from The Detroit News, a Los Angeles County judge on Thursday ruled there is enough evidence to try 27-year-old Kevin George Aziz Riad on two counts of vehicular manslaughter. 

According to the report, police say Riad's Tesla Model S left a freeway doing 74 mph, ran a red light and hit a Honda Civic, killing both passengers in that vehicle. Riad and his passenger were treated for minor injuries.  

The trial, per the report, is believed to be the first prosecution against a driver using a partially autonomous driving system.

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