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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla on Interstate 70 Sunday night.

According to police, the Tesla broke down in the westbound center lane of the interstate, west of Little Blue Parkway, when it was struck by two other vehicles.

The driver of the Tesla was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger was taken to the hospital. The driver was identified as 74-year-old Terry Siegel.

Independence police said a mechanical issue caused the vehicle to lose power and stop.

The drivers and passengers of the other two vehicles were not injured. Police say everyone appears to have been wearing a seatbelt.

The crash continues to be under investigation.

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