PALM HARBOR, Fla. — (AP) — A Florida man who investigators say was driving his Tesla at least 116 mph before crashing into a house was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.
Vaughn Mongan, 43, didn’t have his car in autopilot mode when he ran a stop sign last month, hit an embankment, went airborne and crashed into a house, killing one of its occupants, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
One of the three passengers in the car also died. Mongan and two other passengers were seriously injured, the department said.
Mongan was driving in a residential neighborhood in a 30 mph zone.
Mongan was also charged with three counts of reckless driving resulting in serious injury and one count of reckless driving resulting in property damage.
He is being held without bond in Pinellas County Jail.
Jail records didn’t list an attorney for him.
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