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Police do lighting test in probe of Uber self-driving crash

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 13:49:15-04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says prosecutors asked for more investigation before making a decision about whether to charge backup driver Rafaela Vasquez who was supposed to take control in an emergency. Another prosecutor's office decided in March not to charge Uber.

The Tuesday night lighting test was conducted near the crash site in Tempe. The Arizona Republic reports one man drove a white Volvo XC90 like the vehicle that killed Elaine Herzberg who was crossing the street with her bicycle. It did not appear to have the sensors Uber uses on self-driving vehicles.


Information from: The Arizona Republic,