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TSLA: Man Who Stole Tesla Model S Dies From Crash Injuries

The man was 26 years old


The car thief that took off with a Tesla Motors’ (TSLA) Model S in Los Angeles and crashed it succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

tsla-teslaJoshua Michael Flot, the Tesla Model S thief, died on Thursday. Flot was 26 years old at the time of his passing. He had stolen the Tesla and taken it for a high-speed chase before crashing and being thrown from the vehicle, reports Bloomberg.

Flot’s name wasn’t revealed until recently. This allowed authorities time to alert his family of his death. The wreck also injured seven other people. As far as Tesla knows, Flot is the first person to die while driving a Model S, Bloomberg notes.

The wreck of the Tesla Model S occurred while the driver was going at least 100 mph. The force of the crash split the Model S in half.

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