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A man who is a driving school instructor at the New York City Driving School has died after a crash involving a Tesla Model S. Police say the man was riding his Tesla, driving on the shoulder of the road, when it rear-ended a truck, sending it careening off a bridge.
He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The crash occurred on Friday night, July 24, about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and East 68th Street.
“The driver of the truck who was the driver of that car, was also involved in the crash,” a spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police told CBS News.
“He died at the scene of the crash.
His name was Greg A. Stieger.”
A Tesla Model X, which is not a Tesla vehicle, was involved in a fatal crash that occurred in New Jersey on July 24.
The Model X was driving in a red zone when it hit a semi-truck and struck the passenger side of the semi, causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle, according to police.
The driver of a Tesla, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation said in a statement on its website that the Tesla driver was an instructor at Driving School for the last 12 years.
“This is a devastating tragedy for our entire driving school community,” the statement read.
The DMV said in the statement that the driver was a “very talented driver” who “was highly regarded in the industry” and “a dedicated and compassionate driver” for his colleagues.
The Department of Safety has opened an investigation into the crash and is working to determine what happened.
The NYPD confirmed that it was looking into the incident.
The accident happened on the Upper West Side, according the NY Daily News.
The State Department of Education released a statement saying that “we are aware of the tragic events that occurred last night and our thoughts and prayers are with the driver’s family and friends.”
The department said in its statement that it is working with the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, the New Brunswick Division of Police, and the New England Traffic Services Bureau.
The state has ordered the NYPD to investigate the crash, according CBS News, adding that the department is working closely with the New Yorker State Police and New Brunswick Police.
“We have full confidence that the New Bedford Police Department and the police in New Brunswick will investigate this incident as thoroughly as possible,” the NYPD said in their statement.