Tesla Model S After the Fire – Image: Progreso Hoy
Vehicle: Tesla Model S
Image of Wall Model S Crashed Through – Photo: Yucatan.com
Location: Merida, Mexico in the northern area of the Yucatan Peninsula
Date: October 18
Time of incident: 4 AM
Cause of fire: Violent crash with low wall after vehicle jumped curb and went airborne.
Driver: Observed driving at speeds in excess of the speed limit. Fled the scene of the accident. Injuries unknown.
Passengers: If present, believed to have fled the scene, too. Injuries and number of passengers unknown.
Additional information: Unknown at this time
UPDATE: Liz Jarvis-Shean, a Tesla spokeswoman, issued this statement on the crash: