US safety agency says it will gather information on Tesla-truck crash in New Jersey

The U.S. auto safety agency said on Monday that it will collect information about an accident in which a Tesla vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer in New Jersey.

The Tesla driver, a 44-year-old, said he had his cruise control on “when he momentarily lost focus on the roadway” and drove his car under the trailer on Monday morning, according to a statement from the South Brunswick Township Police Department.

“The impact was so severe it shredded the roof off the passenger’s side of the vehicle.”

The Tesla was destroyed in the crash, but the driver received minor injuries.