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Tue May 21, 2024, 08:18 AM May 21

US regulator launches probe of VinFast crash in California in which four died

Source: Reuters

US regulator launches probe of VinFast crash in California in which four died

David Shepardson
Updated Mon, May 20, 2024, 11:42 PM EDT 1 min read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. auto safety investigators said on Monday they have launched an investigation into the April crash of a VinFast VF 8 electric vehicle in Pleasanton, California, in which a family of four died.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the investigation will probe the April 24 crash circumstances and the ensuing fire. A complaint filed with the agency on April 29 said steering may have been an issue in the crash that killed a couple along with their children aged 13 and 9.

Pleasanton Police said the driver in the single-vehicle accident appeared to have lost control and collided with a large oak tree and that speed may have been a factor.

Vietnamese automaker VinFast, which started selling vehicles in the United States in 2023, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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