Driver, 85, dies after his Tesla crashes into swimming pool

Tesla in pool. (Courtesy: KPRC)

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say an 85-year-old man has died after his luxury car accelerated through a garage, crashed through a wall and plunged into a swimming pool at the home next door.

A woman in the car managed to get out. Police say the driver of the Tesla could not. He was pronounced dead at a hospital after the Sunday afternoon crash. His name hasn’t been released.

Ann Bolton, the sister of the woman who survived, tells Houston television station KPRC she believes the driver may have mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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