Jacob’s Journal – Weekly News Rewind (05/16-05/22)

Federal team to investigate Tesla crash that killed 3 in California

Tuesday, May 18 (NBC Los Angeles) – The U.S. government’s road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday confirmed that it had sent a special crash investigation team to probe the May 12 crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.

California County Official Steps Forward as Driver in Car Crash that Killed High Schooler

Monday, May 16 (SF Gate) – After weeks of speculation, a Northern California county official confirmed that he was the driver of the vehicle that killed an 18-year-old high school student in March.

Todd Leopold, Placer County’s county executive officer, confessed in a news release May 13 that he was responsible for the car crash that killed 18-year-old Anthony Williams on March 19.

Lakers: NBA Executives Breakdown LA’s Plans for Russell Westbrook

Friday, May 20 (Sports Illustrated) – Ever since the Lakers capped off a failure pile of a season, the league has been buzzing with what they’ll do with Russell Westbrook this summer. For those holding out hope that the 33-year-old Westbrook somehow won’t opt into the his $47M player-option, keep dreaming. He’s going to be a major factor in the Lakers offseason plans.

Aging guards on the wrong side of 30 don’t just flush $47M down the drain. Dan Woike of The LA Times caught up with rival executives while attending the NBA Draft Lottery earlier this week.

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