There Was Another Likely Tesla Autopilot Death This Year

It happened in January but no one said anything

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S has self-driving features.Tesla Motors, Inc, via Wikimedia Commons

A second (or rather, first) likely Tesla-autopilot-related death happened this year. A 23-year-old Chinese man was killed when his self-driving car crashed on the highway. But the news didn't come to light until now.

The man's Tesla Model S smashed into a nearly-stationary street-cleaning vehicle on a highway. The man, who had borrowed the car from his father, allegedly had autopilot engaged. He died from the collision.

This would be the first incident where someone has been killed by a Tesla operating semi-autonomously. Earlier this year an American died as well, which prompted Federal investigation.