Update | Fatal Car Crash Involving Tesla Model Y on Carver Road in Modesto

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October 04, 2023
Edward Smith

Fatal Tesla Model Y Accident in Modesto

On the morning of September 30, 2023, the Modesto Police Department reported a fatal car accident involving a Tesla Model Y in the area of Carver Road and Pelandale Avenue. The crash occurred shortly after 12:00 a.m., and two occupants were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Details on the Fatal Tesla Model Y Accident in Modesto

A preliminary report by Modesto PD officers indicated that a Tesla Model Y was traveling eastbound on Pelandale Avenue when, for undetermined reasons, the vehicle allegedly collided with a light pole at the intersection.

The Tesla driver, Modesto resident Jasjit Gill, age 33, sustained fatal injuries at the crash site. A passenger in the Tesla Model Y, a Fresno man, suffered injuries described as moderate. No other vehicles were involved in the incident, Modesto PD reported.

The batteries of the Tesla Model Y posed hazards. As such, this prompted the closure of Pelandale Avenue for several hours, Modesto PD reported. An investigation into the incident is ongoing to determine what caused the fatal collision.

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