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NTSB Kicks Tesla Off Crash Probe for Violating Disclosure Pledge

April 12, 2018, 8:42 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board stripped Tesla Inc. of its role in an investigation of a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, saying the electric-car maker failed to abide by an agreement not to disclose information while the probe was underway.

“While we understand the demand for information that parties face during an NTSB investigation, uncoordinated releases of incomplete information do not further transportation safety or serve the public interest,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said in a statement.

He relayed the decision April 11 in a call to Tesla’s Elon Musk, he said.

The unusual move followed public statements ...

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