Arizona: Uber Backup Driver Indicted in 2018 Self-Driving Crash that Killed a Woman

A Maricopa County grand jury has charged a former self-driving car backup driver with negligent homicide over a March 18, 2018, crash in Tempe that killed a homeless woman.

As internal video of the Uber car showed, Rafaela Vasquez, a 46-year-old transgender woman still legally known as Rafael Stuart Vasquez, had been looking down below the dashboard repeatedly in the seconds before the Uber’s converted Volvo SUV, in autonomous mode, struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, who was 49.