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Elaine Herzberg, 49, killed in pedestrian collision with Uber self-driving vehicle in Tempe, Arizona
A woman who police say was hit and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle has been identified as 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. She is believed to be the first person killed by a self-driving vehicle.
Police said the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator, who has been identified as 44-year-old Rafaela Vasquez, behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
The claim says Tempe created a dangerous situation by installing a brick pathway across the median where people were not supposed to cross the road.
An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable in the death of a Tempe woman who was struck by a self-driving test car last year.