Jeremy Beren Banner, 50, is the latest South Florida resident to die in an accident involving a Tesla electric vehicle. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred on March 1 on State Road 7 just north of Atlantic Avenue in West Delray.
Banner was southbound in a 2018 Tesla Model 3 when his vehicle hit the side of tractor-tailor that was turning left onto a divided highway. The impact sheared off the roof of the Tesla as it passed under the trailer. It is unclear if the Tesla’s autopilot or automatic emergency braking systems were functioning at the time of the crash.