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Tesla sued by family of Florida man killed in Autopilot crash

Tesla Inc. was sued for the second time in three months by the family of a car owner who was killed in a crash while using the driver-assistance system Autopilot.

Jeremy Banner, 50, died when the Model 3 sedan he was driving failed to brake or steer to avoid a semi trailer that ran a stop sign on a Florida highway in March, according to the lawsuit, which also names the driver of the semi as a defendant. Banner had engaged the Autopilot system about 10 seconds before the collision.

Representatives for Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the suit, which alleges that the company knew its product was defective.

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