Photos taken from the scene showed the Tesla, severely damaged, crashed into a traffic pole and engulfed in flames. (Coquitlam RCMP handout)

Man in fatal Tesla crash was speeding, intoxicated: Coquitlam RCMP

Photos taken from the scene showed the severely damaged Tesla against a traffic pole, engulfed in flames

A man behind the wheel of a Tesla who was killed in a single-vehicle crash earlier this year was intoxicated and driving well above the speed limit, the Coquitlam RCMP have found.

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. on March 18 on Lougheed Highway near Alderson Avenue, police said in a news release Tuesday. Photos taken from the scene showed the Tesla, severely damaged, smashed into a traffic pole and engulfed in flames.

The driver had more than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system at the time and had been travelling more than 150 kilometres per hour in a 60-kilometre-per-hour zone, police said.

READ MORE: Tesla driver dies in fiery crash in Coquitlam

Police are not releasing the driver’s name, citing privacy concerns.


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