Man killed in horror 'autopilot' Tesla crash when vehicle smashed into tree http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-killed-horror-autopilot-tesla-8791671 Newspaper De Telegraaf reported the car's battery was broken, and part of it caught fire and was difficult to extinguish. Part of the battery remained inside the car, the paper said, leading to the fears of electrocution. De Boer said since firefighters were certain the victim had died immediately after the crash, it did not make sense for rescue workers to take unneeded risks in recovering his body. Specialists from Tesla's offices in the south of the country were called in for advice, arriving five hours after the crash. The scene was judged safe and the man's body was then cut free from the wreck without further incident. "We know a lot about electric cars, but there are always going to be cases where something unexpected happens," Boer said. "There are going to be educational moments."