WASHINGTON — U.S. vehicle protection regulators on Friday disclosed they are investigating a July 26 lethal crash in New York involving a Tesla that might have been utilizing an sophisticated driver assistance technique.

In July, quite a few media retailers described a 52-calendar year-previous male repairing a flat tire on the Lengthy Island Expressway in New York was killed when he was struck by a Tesla.

An agency spokeswoman informed Reuters Friday the agency was aware of the “July 26 incident involving a Tesla car or truck on the Lengthy Island Expressway in New York, and has released a Special Crash Investigation workforce to investigate the crash.”

The agency’s probe into the New York crash has not been previously described.