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California couple killed after their Tesla drove into a parked semi at I-75 rest stop
July 6, 2022
Press release from Florida Highway Patrol
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At 1:58 p.m. today, a Freightliner Tractor Trailer was parked in the southbound parking lot at the Paynes Prairie Rest Area on I-75, south of Gainesville, when a 2015 Tesla that was traveling south on the interstate exited to the rest area, drove toward the tractor trailer, and struck the rear of the tractor trailer.
The driver, a 66-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 67-year-old man, both from Lompoc, CA, were pronounced deceased on scene. Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to extricate the occupants of the Tesla.
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