An actress says her husband’s Tesla spontaneously burst into flames as he drove down a Los Angeles street.
Mary McCormack, who played Commander Kate Harper in the TV-drama “The West Wing,” posted a video showing her hubby’s Model S ablaze on Santa Monica Boulevard Saturday.
“Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over,” she wrote. “And thank God my three little girls weren’t in the car with him.”
McCormack, 49, said there was no accident to prompt the flames and that the fire started “out of the blue.”
Her husband, director Michael Morris, was forced to bail from the vehicle but wasn’t injured.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Dan Nagelmann confirmed to ABC News that either a battery or mechanical issue caused the conflagration.
In a statement a Tesla spokesperson called the incident “an extraordinarily unusual occurrence” and said they were investigating.
The electric vehicle company has had issues with their autopilot feature – including deadly crashes in San Francisco and Willinston Fla., – but McCormack later specified that her husband’s car wasn’t on autopilot.
The actress and Morris, who has directed episodes of Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “13 Reasons Why,” were married in 2003
@Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him pic.twitter.com/O4tPs5ftVo
— Mary McCormack (@marycmccormack) June 16, 2018