Tesla Deaths

Tesla Deaths is a record of Tesla accidents that involved a driver, occupant, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian death, whether or not the Tesla or its driver were at fault

Tesla Deaths

An updated record of Tesla fatalities and Tesla accident deaths that have been reported and as much related crash data as possible (e.g. location of crash, names of deceased, etc.). This sheet also tallies claimed and confirmed Tesla autopilot crashes, i.e. instances when Autopilot was activated during a Tesla crash that resulted in death. Read our other sheets for additional data and analysis on vehicle miles traveled, links and analysis comparing Musk's safety claims, and more.

Tesla Deaths Total as of : 130

Latest update: Tesla goes off cliff and later found


Year Date Country State Description Deaths Tesla driver Tesla occupant Other vehicle Cyclists/ Peds TSLA + cycl/peds Model Autopilot claimed Verified Tesla
Autopilot Death
Source FARS-NHTSA case filing Note Deceased 1 Deceased 2 Deceased 3 Deceased 4
item1!!! 2020 2?-May-20 USA CA Tesla goes off cliff and later found 1 1 - - - - - - https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Tesla-Goes-Off-Cliff-Driver-Found...   James Yacorzynski
item1!!! 2020 5-May-20 USA CA Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Sunday-Fatal-Dui-Crash-Victim-Was-70-Year-Old-San-15249727.php  
item1!!! 2020 24-Apr-20 Netherlands   Tesla runs off road, crashes, catches fire 1 - - - - - - - https://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2446697/Tesla-vat-vlam...  
item1!!! 2020 14-May-20 USA CA Two-car collision with at least one reported death 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - https://www.newsopi.com/breaking-news/fatal-two-car-crash-205...  
item1!!! 2020 5-May-20 USA CA Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Sunday-Fatal-Dui-Crash-Victim-Was-70-Year-Old-San-15249727.php  
item1!!! 2020 24-Apr-20 Netherlands   Tesla runs off road, crashes, catches fire 1 - - - - - - - https://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2446697/Tesla-vat-vlam...  
item1!!! 2020 2-Apr-20 Taiwan   Tesla rolls over and catches on fire 1 - - - - - 3 or S - - https://www.ddcar.com.tw/blogs/articles/detail/2136/Model-3-...  
item1!!! 2020 1-Apr-20 USA OH Tesla drove off road into tree 1 - - - - - 3 - - https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/fatal-crash-in-madison-county/  
item1!!! 2020 8-Mar-20 USA GA Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/motorcyclist-dies-after-vehicle-crash-gwinnett/SUGaJvGwLyPB4ye12V6zgO/   Zachary Stringer
item1!!! 2020 4-Mar-20 Netherlands Three car collision 1 - - 1 - - - - https://112vechtdal.nl/page/Nieuwsdetail/56859/hardenberger-36-omgekomen-bij-heftig-ongeval-op-n36-bij-beerze  
item1!!! 2020 24-Feb-20 Canada Tesla drives off cliff 3 1 2 - - 3 3 - - https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/victims-in-fatal-crash-near-kamloops-were-father-and-two-sons-from-alberta   Mike Cochlin Liam Cochlin Quinn Cochlin
item1!!! 2020 31-Jan-20 USA FL Nissan in front of Tesla loses control 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - https://www.winknews.com/2020/01/31/state-troopers-responding-to-charlotte-county-fatal-crash-along-us-41-tribune-blvd/   Aruthur Henry Oliver
item1!!! 2020 21-Jan-20 Germany Sudden unintended acceleration kills store patron 1 - - - 1 1 S - - https://www.ln-online.de/Nachrichten/Norddeutschland/Unfall-in-Nortorf-Tesla-faehrt-in-Glasfassade-Baumarkt-Kundin-stirbt  
item1!!! 2020 19-Jan-20 Taiwan Tesla t-bones sedan, kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X - - https://tw.news.appledaily.com/local/20200119/XX25RREJHMJLCRKF4ZZNV2VERI/   Zhang
item1!!! 2020 18-Jan-20 USA CA Tesla strikes sign, burns 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://abc7news.com/5862228/  
item1!!! 2020 5-Jan-20 USA NV Tesla runs red, strikes car, burns 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/1/10/21060343/tesla-west-valley-city-utah-woman-hit-in-weekend-collision-dies-north-temple   Sarina Astorga
item1!!! 2020 4-Jan-20 USA FL Tesla strikes Mercury 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - https://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/2020/02/15/cape-coral-woman-dies-injuries-jan-4-crash/4770506002/   Augustina Lillie
item1!!! 2019 29-Dec-19 USA IN Tesla rear ends parked fire truck 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - - https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/arizona/arizona-woman-dies-after-her-car-crashes-into-fire-truck-on-indiana-freeway/75-349be661-18ff-452d-a0e0-e438b2e1f8e7   Jenna Monet
item1!!! 2019 29-Dec-19 USA CA Tesla runs red light after exiting freeway 2 - - 2 - - S - - https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-12-31/fatal-tesla-crash-nhtsa-gardena-los-angeles  
item1!!! 2019 23-Dec-19 Slovenia Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.vecer.com/za-smrtno-nesreco-v-mariboru-kriv-voznik-peugeota-ki-z-vozilom-sploh-ne-bi-smel-biti-v-prometu-10107555  
item1!!! 2019 19-Dec-19 USA FL Police SUV strikes Tesla 2 1 1 - - 2 - - https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/sarasotacounty/charles-barancik-philanthropist-killed-in-crash-involving-police-cruiser/67-df1c320b-0aa7-4e62-ba9e-99890579b43f   Charles Barancik
item1!!! 2019 11-Dec-19 USA CA Tesla strikes turning Lexus 1 - - 1 - - X - - https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/san-diego-news/witness-comforts-driver-as-he-dies-from-crash-injuries?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true  
item1!!! 2019 10-Dec-19 USA NV Kia rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/police-driver-dies-weeks-after-crash-in-west-valley/  
item1!!! 2019 1-Dec-19 USA TX Struck Ford veers into Tesla's lane 2 - - 2 - - - - https://www.fox44news.com/news/local-news/two-killed-in-three-vehicle-crash-near-hearne/  
item1!!! 2019 24-Nov-19 Taiwan Tesla strikes divider, driver falls to death 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - http://taiwanenglishnews.com/driver-falls-to-his-death-from-elevated-road-after-crashing-tesla/  
item1!!! 2019 22-Nov-19 USA CA Tire strikes Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://patch.com/california/sanclemente/fatal-crash-northbound-i-5-after-tire-crashes-car  
item1!!! 2019 21-Nov-19 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S - - http://teslaspacex.trendolizer.com/2019/11/abc7-breaking-news-emelio-perez-34-has-died-days.html   Emelio Perez
item1!!! 2019 20-Nov-19 USA FL Tesla turns into oncoming traffic 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/driver-dies-in-three-vehicle-crash-on-state-road-7   Robert Krottner
item1!!! 2019 20-Nov-19 Austria Tesla strikes impact attenuator 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/16287163/tesla-fahrer-nach-unfall-auf-inntalautobahn-bei-inzing-verstorben  
item1!!! 2019 20-Nov-19 USA CA Tesla in multi vehicle crash 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/man-killed-in-san-jose-hit-and-run-driver-sought/  
item1!!! 2019 14-Nov-19 Germany Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 - - https://www.rtl.de/cms/unfall-auf-b19-bei-ulm-tesla-erfasst-joggerin-frau-tot-4437269.html  
item1!!! 2019 10-Nov-19 USA FL Wrong way driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/osceola-county/os-ne-fatal-crash-state-road-429-20191110-igqitu74urfsphce572av5x44e-story.html  
item1!!! 2019 7-Nov-19 USA CA Two car collision 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/11/07/fatal-crash-tesla-van-nuys/  
item1!!! 2019 1-Nov-19 Norway Three car collision 1 - - ? - - S - - https://www.sognavis.no/etterlyser-fraren-av-kvit-tesla-etter-ddsulukka-i-flm   Nina Mogster
item1!!! 2019 19-Oct-19 USA PA Man thrown from vehicle, struck by Tesla 1 - - 1 - - X - - https://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/driver-dies-after-being-ejected-from-vehicle/article_00ad5107-9d82-5fcb-b1ee-c7d31d39471e.html   Joan Fernando Valerio Jimenez
item1!!! 2019 17-Oct-19 Germany Tesla turns into oncoming motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.idowa.de/inhalt.niederviehbach-schwerer-unfall-zwischen-auto-und-motorrad.e2929434-cf9e-4536-bab3-4c54840748c1.html  
item1!!! 2019 12-Oct-19 USA CA Wrong way driver strikes Tesla, Tesla burns 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://onscene.tv/chino-hills-one-dead-after-fiery-crash/
item1!!! 2019 22-Sep-19 USA NV Tesla runs red light 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/1-dead-after-multi-vehicle-crash-in-northwest-las-vegas-1854434/  
item1!!! 2019 17-Sep-19 USA FL Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 1 - - - 1 1 - https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/osceola-county/os-ne-osceola-polk-line-road-fatal-crash-20190918-m5hgbty6l5csfe2qo3mlmxr7sa-story.html CASE ID: /11302656 AP claimed in NHTSA complaint
item1!!! 2019 11-Sep-19 USA OH Tesla rolls thru stop sign, collides with Subaru 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/geauga-county/..., Footage of crash   Marjorie Hill
item1!!! 2019 11-Sep-19 USA VA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/fatal-crash-in-springfield-5/amp/?__twitter_impression=true   Wayne Marbury
item1!!! 2019 8-Sep-19 USA CA Honda rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/13/child-dies-days-after-san-jose-vehicle-accident/  
item1!!! 2019 7-Sep-19 USA PA Tesla drives through T intersection, into woods 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - - https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/09/07/One-dead-vehicle-crash-in-Indiana-County-Daniel-Rodkey/stories/201909070084   Daniel J. Rodkey
item1!!! 2019 1-Sep-19 Germany Tesla into oncoming traffic 2 - - 2 - - - - https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Tesla-Fahrer-sorgt-fuer-toedlichen-Crash-article21248572.html    
item1!!! 2019 24-Aug-19 USA CA Tesla rear ends Ford 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Update-One-Killed-Two-Injured-In-I-880-Crash-14376631.php
item1!!! 2019 15-Aug-19 Germany Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - - http://www.wiesbadenaktuell.de/startseite/news-detail-view/article/toedlicher-unfall-rollerfahrer-stirbt-bei-kollision-auf-der-b455-bei-wiesbaden.html
item1!!! 2019 4-Aug-19 USA DE
Tesla drives into office building, kills occupant
1 - - - 1 1 3 - - http://firststateupdate.com/2019/08/woman-injured-when-tesla-crashed-into-bay-to-the-beach-has-succumbed-to-her-injuries/ Kaity West
item1!!! 2019 21-Jul-19 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 - - https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/21/pedestrian-dead-speeding-tesla-crash-san-francisco-red-light/
item1!!! 2019 13-Jul-19 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - https://www.ocregister.com/2019/07/14/pedestrian-hit-killed-near-tustin-marketplace-saturday-night/
item1!!! 2019 8-Jul-19 USA IA Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/07/08/black-hawk-county-iowa-fatal-crash-elk-hauling-trucks-collision-honda-tesla-driving-safety/1678196001/
item1!!! 2019 30-Jun-19 USA CA Single car crash near Menifee 1 1 - - - 1 3 1 - Family member, friends, lawyer, social media, Temecula CHP Case ID: 91121642
item1!!! 2019 7-Jun-19 Ukraine Tesla strikes construction vehicle 1 - 1 - - 1 X - - https://autogeek.com.ua/na-trasse-zhitomir-kiev-jelektromobil-tesla-model-x-vletel-pod-gruzovik/
item1!!! 2019 4-Jun-19 USA CA Six vehicle crash 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.pe.com/2019/06/04/fatal-crash-on-southbound-15-freeway-in-temecula-sends-car-into-city-hall-parking-building/ Janet Genao
item1!!! 2019 31-May-19 USA CA Tesla rear ends Ford 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/01/seven-people-injured-in-four-car-pile-up-in-downtown-berkeley/
item1!!! 2019 30-Apr-19 Spain Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.carscoops.com/2019/05/tesla-model-s-driver-survives-harsh-head-on-collision-in-spain/
item1!!! 2019 25-Apr-19 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S 1 - https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article230945733.html
item1!!! 2019 15-Apr-19 USA CA Tesla strikes on-ramp curb 1 - 1 - - 1 - - https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Woman-77-Ejected-From-Tesla-Struck-By-BMW-and-Killed-on-405-in-Long-Beach-508673011.html
item1!!! 2019 18-Mar-19 Canada Tesla strikes pole, burns 1 1 - - - 1 X - - https://bc.ctvnews.ca/driver-dead-after-tesla-crashes-into-pole-on-lougheed-highway-1.4340542
item1!!! 2019 10-Mar-19 USA FL BMW strikes Tesla 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - - https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/deerfield-beach/fl-ne-deerfield-fatal-crash-20190311-story.html
item1!!! 2019 1-Mar-19 USA FL Autopilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 3 1 1 https://electrek.co/2019/03/01/tesla-driver-crash-truck-trailer-autopilot/
item1!!! 2019 24-Feb-19 USA FL Tesla crashes into tree, burns 1 1 - - - 1 S - - https://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/tesla-crashes-into-tree-in-davie-killing-driver-police-say?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar Omar Awan
item1!!! 2019 18-Feb-19 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 1 - - - 1 S - - https://twitter.com/CaliforniaBrief/status/1098008474745679872
item1!!! 2019 30-Jan-19 Holland Driver mistakenly believes Autopilot is on 1 - - 1 - - S 1 - https://linkeddata.overheid.nl/front/portal/document-viewer?ext-id=ECLI:NL:RBOBR:2019:5057
item1!!! 2018 30-Dec-18 USA VA Early morning, single car collision 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?fhid=17018&n=rod-rhines&pid=191245630
Car model confirmed in personal correspondence
Rod Rhines
item1!!! 2018 26-Dec-18 USA NH Burned in New Ipswich crash 1 - 1 - - 1 X - - https://www.ledgertranscript.com/New-Ipswich-teen-passes-22902528
item1!!! 2018 15-Nov-18 Denmark Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.tvmidtvest.dk/artikel/kvinde-draebt-i-ulykke-mand-alvorligt-kvaestet
item1!!! 2018 10-Nov-18 USA FL Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - X - - https://www.ocala.com/news/20181112/motorcyclist-33-killed-in-crash-sunday-near-micanopy?template=ampart
item1!!! 2018 9-Nov-18 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree 2 - 2 - - 2 S - - https://bondtaylor.com/palm-springs-ca-2-dead-2-injured-after-car-crashes-into-tree-at-north-farrell-and-francis-drives/ John Renner, investigation #18119-2207
item1!!! 2018 26-Oct-18 Canada Tesla drives off road 1 - 1 - - 1 - - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/jimmy-accurso-dies-car-collision-laurentians-1.4879309
James Accurso
item1!!! 2018 21-Sep-18 USA CA Single car collision in Anaheim on SR-91 1 1 - - - 1 S - - https://twitter.com/TotalTrafficLA/status/1043131566757699584?s=20 ST_CASE number 62037
item1!!! 2018 15-Sep-18 Japan Tesla rear ends stopped car 2 - - 2 - - X - - https://blog.goo.ne.jp/carintelligenceagency/e/13c86532c9a5dbdc8ef08ca9c006e782
item1!!! 2018 4-Aug-18 Holland Tesla crashes into tree 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - https://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2321309/Vrouw-verliest-ongeboren-kindje-bij-ongeval-in-Nijmegen
item1!!! 2018 24-Jul-18 USA MO Concrete falls on Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 - - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5987991/Former-St-Louis-police-chiefs-wife-killed-freak-accident.html
item1!!! 2018 20-May-18 USA CA Tesla drives into pond 1 1 - - - 1 S - - https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fatal-Vehicle-Crash-Pond-San-Ramon-Crow-Canyon-Road-483200591.html Keith Leund
item1!!! 2018 10-May-18
Switzerland
Tesla drives into median, burns 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.thelocal.ch/20180515/swiss-tesla-accident-crash-may-have-sparked-battery-fire
item1!!! 2018 8-May-18 USA FL Two teens trapped in burning Tesla 2 1 1 - - 2 S - - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-10/tesla-crash-battery-fire-kills-two-teenagers/9747648
Edgar Martinez
Barrett Riley
item1!!! 2018 23-Mar-18 USA CA Autopilot into highway barrier 1 1 - - - 1 1 1 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/31/tesla-car-crash-autopilot-mountain-view
item1!!! 2018 12-Mar-18 Norway Sudden unintended acceleration into wall 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/83wmpe/first_death_recorded_in_a_tesla_in_norway/
item1!!! 2018 12-Mar-18 China Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - http://www.atimes.com/article/filipino-dies-run-car-causeway-bay/
item1!!! 2018 29-Apr-18 Japan
Sleeping Tesla driver kills motorcyclist
1 - - 1 - - X 1 - https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=20190722-00572515-shincho-soci&p=1
item1!!! 2018 28-Apr-18 USA OH Ohio prom night crash 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - https://www.journal-news.com/news/teen-admits-guilt-fatal-monroe-prom-night-crash/D5kGMQdhmoIIMF08eubVQL/
item1!!! 2017 22-Nov-17
Switzerland
Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zuerich/nach-auffahrunfall-auf-der-a4-wegen-fahrlaessiger-toetung-verurteilt-tesla-fahrer-kommt-mit-busse-davon-id15140089.html
item1!!! 2017 14-Nov-17 UK Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 S - - https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20034037/cyclist-killed-by-tesla-car-with-self-driving-features/
item1!!! 2017 14-Nov-17 Australia Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 - - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5081395/Champion-poker-player-49-involved-fatal-crash.html
item1!!! 2017 24-Sep-17 USA TN Tesla drives off road 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.wkrn.com/news/deadly-morning-on-middle-tennessee-roads-5-dead-in-3-crashes/1057466355 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=666&StateNum=47&CaseYear=2017 A Twitter search for "Cruzelite" and "Tesla" confirms Joel owned a Tesla. Joel also had a TMC account. Joel Michael
item1!!! 2017 13-Aug-17 USA AZ Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - - - http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/friends-remember-man-who-was-killed-in-a-motorcycle-crash-in-scottsdale ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=570&StateNum=4&CaseYear=2017 Greg Dolphin
item1!!! 2017 21-Jul-17 USA AZ Wrong way driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.abc15.com/news/region-northeast-valley/scottsdale/wrong-way-driver-dead-in-l-101-crash-in-scottsdale ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=483&StateNum=4&CaseYear=2017
item1!!! 2017 25-Jun-17 USA CA Tesla strikes Camry 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/1-Killed-in-Collision-on-Del-Dios-Hwy-in-Escondido-430915993.html ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1066&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2017
item1!!! 2017 10-Jun-17 USA HI Unclear; see note at right 1 - - 1 - - S - - http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/waimanalo-man-killed-in-crash-on-pali-hwy/901491841 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=41&StateNum=15&CaseYear=2017 News report describes a speeding driver striking a Tesla; video footage and Copart photos of car show an unblemished Tesla missing a rear wheel
item1!!! 2017 11-May-17 USA FL Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/just-tesla-driver-loses-license-after-wreck-that-killed-glades-man/VasZGNTvfuIscNJA1zRPNO/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1197&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2017
Bryant Gonzalez
item1!!! 2017 26-Apr-17 Norway Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.dt.no/nyheter/royken/ulykke/mann-i-50-arene-siktet-for-uaktsomt-drap-etter-dodsulykke/s/5-57-620919
item1!!! 2017 13-Mar-17 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - http://thefoothillspaper.com/2017/03/16/traffic-fatality-on-wentworth/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1578&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2017
item1!!! 2017 17-Jan-17 Germany Driver died in pileup 1 1 - - - 1 - - http://www.ln-online.de/Lokales/Stormarn/Massenkarambolage-Unfall-Tesla-wird-untersucht
item1!!! 2016 20-Dec-16 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X - - https://walterclark.com/blog/elderly-man-killed-palm-springs-pedestrian-collision/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2962&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016 James Scott
item1!!! 2016 23-Nov-16 USA IL Driver dead in Winnebago County 1 1 - - - 1 S - - https://medium.com/@MidwesternHedgi/teslas-driver-fatality-rate-is-more-than-triple-that-of-luxury-cars-and-likely-even-higher-433670ddde17 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=964&StateNum=17&CaseYear=2016 In NHTSA-FARS database
item1!!! 2016 3-Nov-16 USA IN Indianapolis fire 2 1 1 - - 2 - - https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/03/2-killed-fiery-tesla-crash-near-downtown/93227456/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=673&StateNum=18&CaseYear=2016
Casey Speckman
Kevin McCarthy
item1!!! 2016 10-Oct-16 USA NH Pileup 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://patch.com/new-hampshire/londonderry/one-killed-others-injured-5-vehicle-accident-i-93-nh ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=102&StateNum=33&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 7-Oct-16 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - - - http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pasadena-hit-and-run-20161007-snap-story.html
item1!!! 2016 7-Sep-16 Holland Drove into wooded ravine 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.wanttoknow.nl/nieuws/teslaongeluk-baarn-tesla-waarschijnlijk-toch-schuldig/
item1!!! 2016 1-Sep-16 USA FL Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - https://www.local10.com/news/fhp-identifies-motorcyclist-killed-on-i-95-crash ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1905&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 15-Aug-16 USA CA Tesla rear ended 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - https://electrek.co/2016/08/15/rare-fatal-accident-tesla-model-s-rear-ended-large-suv/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1521&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 29-Jul-16 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - https://www.local10.com/traffic/police-investigate-womans-death-in-hit-and-run-near-miami-shores ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1615&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 22-Jul-16 USA CA Passat strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - - https://www.ojaivalleynews.com/?view=article&id=12017:woman-in-fatal-baldwin-road-crash-identified&catid=864 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1448&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 8-Jun-16 USA HI Nissan Altima wrong way into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/maui-woman-killed-another-critically-injured-in-paia-crash/1025915044 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=41&StateNum=15&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 7-May-16 USA OH Autopilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 1 1 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/business/joshua-brown-technology-enthusiast-tested-the-limits-of-his-tesla.html ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=918&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2016 Joshua Brown
item1!!! 2016 22-Apr-16 USA CA Pedestrian killed in pileup 1 - - - 1 1 S - - https://www.ocregister.com/2016/04/26/homeless-man-identified-as-pedestrian-killed-after-getting-hit-by-cars-in-huntington-beach/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2090&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 8-Apr-16 USA OH Chevy Cobalt wrong way into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - http://www.nbc4i.com/local-news/serious-crash-shuts-down-part-of-i-270-in-west-columbus/1114360123 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=206&StateNum=39&CaseYear=2016
item1!!! 2016 20-Jan-16 China Autopilot into street sweeper 1 1 - - - 1 S 1 1 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/business/fatal-tesla-crash-in-china-involved-autopilot-government-tv-says.html Gao Yaning
item1!!! 2015 28-Dec-15 USA TX Sudden unintended acceleration into pool 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.chron.com/houston/article/Man-dies-after-crashing-Tesla-into-Houston-6723626.php No FARS report
item1!!! 2015 22-Dec-15 Canada Struck by dumptruck 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://electrek.co/2015/12/22/man-dies-tesla-model-s-crash-dump-truck-first-death/
item1!!! 2015 18-Nov-15 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - https://patch.com/california/fremont/pedestrian-dies-injuries-following-wednesdays-crash-0 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2046&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2015
item1!!! 2015 25-Jun-15 USA HI Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.dailynews.com/2015/06/25/malibu-tesla-crash-victim-is-tim-devine-woodland-hills-husband-father/ No FARS report Tim Devine
item1!!! 2015 22-Jan-15 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 S - - https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/01/22/los-gatos-man-killed-in-solo-vehicle-crash/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=103&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2015 Peter Kleis
item1!!! 2014 30-Dec-14 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 - - http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3318773-181/pd-default-story-headline-xy?gallery=3314901 Louis Francis Thoelecke
item1!!! 2014 14-Jul-14 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - - - http://injurylawcentral.com/blog/dwight-dene-palmer-killed-newport-beach-motorcycle-accident-car ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1169&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2014
item1!!! 2014 4-Jul-14 USA CA Thief crashes stolen Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 - - https://www.theverge.com/2014/7/10/5888463/car-thief-becomes-first-tesla-model-s-fatality ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2795&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2014 Joshua Slot
item1!!! 2014 4-Jul-14 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 3 - - 3 - - - - https://insideevs.com/3-dead-in-toyota-corolla-tesla-model-s-collision-video/ ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2846&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2014
item1!!! 2013 2-Nov-13 USA CA Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 - - http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20140718/judge-sentences-man-for-fatal-tesla-vs-bike-collision-calls-driver-a-saint-victim-an-angel No FARS report
item1!!! 2013 2-Apr-13 USA CA Tesla veers into opposite lane 2 - - 2 - - S - - http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/02/local/la-me-ln-laguna-beach-accident-20130402 ...ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2508&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2013
Alberto Casique-Salinas
Armando Garcia-Gonzales
                                         
          92 26 12 43 11 47   6 3 USA            
          38 12 5 14 6 21   3 1 Abroad            
          130 38 17 57 17 68   9 4 Total            
                                         
                                         
            2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020              
            3 6 5 16 12 21 50 17              
                                         
        Note: Autopilot released Oct 14, 2015                              

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FAQ

Q: Why do you include deaths where the Tesla was not at fault?

NHTSA death statistics cited by Elon Musk do not differentiate between at-fault and not-at-fault. All manufacturers are treated the same way. For the purposes of calculating Tesla fatalities in accordance with NHTSA methodology,
I also do not include the many deaths in other vehicles, despite Teslas being at fault in the majority of those cases.

Q: Why do you include deaths in other vehicles, as well as pedestrian and cyclist deaths?

There is also a column that shows only driver deaths.

Q: Your data captures all driving miles. But Autopilot is safer!

See the Jalopnik article on the 'Resources' tab, which discusses the NHTSA coverup of Autopilot data.

Q: You are just counting deaths in news articles. You can't base any conclusions on that.

Deaths reported in news articles are a lower bound on Tesla deaths and Tesla accidents in general.

Q: Tesla only has 3x the driver deaths of luxury vehicles because you're comparing Tesla to Lamborghinis and Bugattis that are seldom driven.

No. The 'Medium' article on the 'Resources' tab compares Teslas to BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes.

Q: You include a death where a piece of concrete fell on a Tesla. That's absurd!

See the first question above. Auto fatality statistics include all deaths, no matter how absurd. So to compare Tesla to other vehicles, we need to include all deaths.