SAN FRANCISCO—The driver involved in a fatal Tesla crash that occurred on Sunday, July 21 has been identified as Kelsey Mariah Cambridge, 21, of Vallejo.
Cambridge rented the Tesla through the San Francisco founded car-sharing rental app, Getaround. At around 2:08 p.m., she hit two pedestrians—a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary in the city—after running a red light.
The couple, Kelly Dean and Benjamin Dean, were walking across Taylor and O’Farrell Streets in the Tenderloin District when they were by Cambridge at around 45 mph. The road was reported to have a 25-30 mph speed limit. Cambridge first hit a Mini Cooper before ramming into the couple walking in the crosswalk. Both cars lost control, which resulted in the pedestrian crash.
After being transported to a local hospital, Benjamin Dean was pronounced dead and Kelly Dean remains in critical condition. According to authorities, Cambridge and the driver of the Mini Cooper did not sustain any injuries during the incident.
After investigating, the San Francisco Police Department reported that the self-driving service Tesla models carry, otherwise known as Autopilot, was not turned on during the crash. Police reported that no drugs or alcohol were found in Cambridge’s system. She is being charged with misdemeanor involuntary vehicular manslaughter and running a red light.