The Tesla that she was driving crashed into a pole in Ohio, killing a mother and her five children. It then overturned. 

Christy Corder (41), crashed her Model Y in Mason near Merwin Elementary School, just 22 miles away from Cincinnati on November 8. Due to the accident, the school was closed in the surrounding area the next day. 

Corder’s car hit a pole and a tree before overturning into what appeared to be a front yard on Gaskins Road and Red Fox Drive, police said. Corder was trapped inside her car after it caught on fire from the tree.  

Christy Corder, 41, died after her car crashed into a pole and a tree before it overturned and caught fire, leaving her trapped inside her Tesla Model Y

Christy Corder, 41 years old, was killed when her Tesla Model Y crashed against a pole and a branch. 

The mom-of-five leaves behind two sets of twins, her eldest son, and her husband Nick, 42

Mother-of-5 leaves two sets of twins behind, the eldest, Nick, and her husband. 

Corder (pictured in 2012) was a stay-at-home mom until recently when she got a full-time job at Bethesda North Hospital, which she was 'so excited' about

Corder (pictured in 2012) was a stay-at-home mom until recently when she got a full-time job at Bethesda North Hospital, which she was ‘so excited’ about 

Rumpke driver, unidentified, heard the blast at 4:05 a.m. 

‘I heard something explode and something’s on fire right now,’ the driver can be heard saying in a 911 call obtained by Fox 19. 

It’s a car! It’s actually a car. He said, “I can’t get there,” before his breath caught up. “It’s impossible to get there,” he said. They are not accessible to me. 

According to him, he didn’t see any one get out of his car. 

Corder was declared dead on the spot. Her husband Nick (42), and two sets of twins, as well as a son, are her surviving. Her official cause of death is not known.

The vehicle was still being flooded with water hours later, as firefighters continued to pour water into it. 

The electric battery lit on fire after a tree fell on the car, causing the vehicle to burn. Corder was pronounced dead at the scene

Corder was declared dead at the scene. The car caught fire from an electric battery that had been lit by a fallen tree. Corder died at the scene. 

The mom hit the tree on Gaskins Road and Red Fox Drive near Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 8

The mom hit the tree on Gaskins Road and Red Fox Drive near Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 8

Firefighters had to pour water on the car well into the morning (pictured) due to the electric battery still being hot. Firefighters are now warning the public that Tesla fires are more dangerous than those of gas-powered cars.

The hot electric battery meant that firefighters needed to water the vehicle well into the early morning. The public is being warned by firefighters that Tesla fires could prove more hazardous than the ones of gasoline-powered cars.

Car was completely unrecognizable and had been charred to black. 

Charles Gate, who is a resident of the neighbourhood for 20+ years, said, “I have never seen anything similar before.” 

According to firefighters, Tesla’s battery was causing difficulties for rescue teams because the batteries are prone to restarting. 

A standard car fire usually goes out once the fire has been extinguished. It’s done. We’re ready to go,” Pierce Township Fire Captain Mike Masterson stated to WCPO. The problem with this particular one is that our batteries keep shorting and the fires just keep on burning. 

Tesla, which has an emergency response guide on its corporate website, said a Model Y takes ‘approximately 3,000-8,000 gallons of water, applied directly to the battery, to fully extinguish and cool down a battery fire,’ which could take 24 hours to completely cool before responders can interact with the vehicle.

Austin Fire Department Division chief Thayer Smith said that an average car fire can be extinguished with 500 to 1000 gallons. He spoke to The Independent back in August. It takes 40% more water for a Tesla to put out a car that is powered by a Tesla than it does to keep a vehicle burning.

According to the electric vehicle manufacturer, Model Y must also be ‘completely cooled before it can be released to second responders. 

The vehicle must not have any fire, smoke or audible popping/hissing for more than 45 minutes in order to be allowed to be released to the second responders (such law enforcement and vehicle transporters).The guide says so. 

This crash is being investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Unit 13. 

Friends and family are shocked at the death of Corder. Her friend Julie said she miss her friend 'every second of every day' and Mason City Schools, where Corder's kids attend, said they are 'heartbroken' and 'mourning'

Corder’s death shocked friends and relatives. Julie Corder, Corder’s friend, told Julie that she will miss Corder ‘every day. Mason City Schools said Corder’s children are ‘heartbroken and mourning. 

“Numb. Corder said that he is still numb. Jennifer Wells, Corder’s 20-year old neighbor and friend told WLWT. “I believe we are all really numb, and that it isn’t yet hit. Reality has yet to sink in.

“[She’s]One of those people who will always be in your heart. Everybody will be missing her. 

Julie Gogh was her best friend. She posted to Facebook, “You will always be mine best friend. Christy Corder will never forget you.”  

Mason City Schools is where Corder kids attend and they posted on Facebook saying that they are heartbroken.  

“Our Comet community mourns the passing of a Mason mom, who was involved in an accident this morning,” the school stated in a statement. We are deeply sorry for the Corder family. They are asking for our prayers, love and respect.  

“We are so heartbroken by this loss. [And]We hope that this family understands how much our community cares about them during this difficult time. 

It is unknown if Corder was driving her vehicle on autopilot or manually at the time of the crash and the cause of death is unknown as well

Corder’s cause of death, as well as whether she was operating her vehicle manually or on autopilot at the time it crashed is not known. 

Corder, who has been a stay at home mom for many years, recently took up a job as a unit clerk at Bethesda North Hospital, Montgomery, Ohio. 

‘She was so excited about her new job and wanting to advance further in the medical field, all while making sure her 5 children got the best in life,’ Wells wrote on a GoFundMe page. 

“She had an infectious spirit and was full of great ideas. 

GoFundMe was created to assist with funeral expenses. It had already raised $11,138 of its $20,000 goal by November 10. reached the Ohio State Highway, and Tesla to get their comments. 

In June 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), began an investigation into several Tesla accidents. This was after there had been 30 reports of crashes. 

Administration investigated two crashes in Texas in 2019: a physician and his friend were killed on April 17, 2019, and Los Angeles on May 5, 2021, in which the driver appeared to have no hands. 

Tesla’s notorious autopilot system was reportedly investigated by the NHTSA. 

The NHTSA published three reports and ruled that Tesla’s Autopilot caused the accident.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, Autopilot had been operating in three Teslas involved in U.S. fatal crashes in 2016, according to reports.

The Texas accident: In May, the board stated that tests suggested that the automated steering system of the car was not available on the roads where it occurred.

Tesla’s Autopilot system protections have been criticized by the NTSB, which allows drivers long periods of time to be distracted from their steering wheel.

Although the U.S. does not have a uniform set of laws regarding autonomous vehicles, they do have a variety that vary from one state to another. However, currently it is legal to possess and drive a fully self-driving car.

While some states have put in place laws to regulate or authorize them, no state has actually banned them.

28 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.,, have passed legislation regarding autonomous vehicles.

Corder’s use of Autopilot in the operation of her vehicle isn’t known.