The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it is sending a team to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to investigate a fatal crash involving a 2014 Tesla Model S.
Two teenagers were killed and a third was injured when the vehicle crashed on State Route A1A.
The agency said it expects the primary focus of this investigation to be the electric vehicle battery fire. The NTSB said it does not currently expect autopilot to be part of its investigation.
All three occupants in the vehicle involved in the crash Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale were 18-year-old males, NBC Miami reported. A report from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department released Wednesday afternoon said the vehicle's speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
"Our thoughts are with the families and friends affected by this tragedy," Tesla said in a statement. "We are working to establish the facts of the incident and offer our full cooperation to local authorities."
Police said the driver who died was Barrett Riley and the passenger who died was Edgar Monserratt Martinez, according to NBC Miami. Alexander Berry was named as the passenger who was ejected and injured, the report said.