The NTSB’s investigation revealed the Tesla’s “Autopilot” was activated during the last 10 seconds prior to impact. [See footnote #2.]
On March 8, 1958, Officer Raymond Vincent O’Connor, aged 30, of the California State Police, was killed in an automobile crash.
Three teenagers, including twin brothers, were killed in a Christmas night crash in Hyundai that was heading south on the rural Foothill Road, near Pleasanton, on the East Bay. All three of the deceased were students at Dublin High School.
In order to highlight the dangerous but very commonly-held belief that ‘it will never happen to me,’ and the extreme irony of Dean having recently made a Public Service Announcement for the NSC, about the dangers of fast driving on highways (see final paragraph), our very first Memorial Page is purposefully dedicated to one of the most famous Americans ever to lose his life in a car crash — James Dean, 1931-1955.