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Police Chief Says Fatal Autonomous Uber Crash Was Likely 'Unavoidable'

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Police Chief Says Fatal Autonomous Uber Crash Was Likely 'Unavoidable'
The police chief in Tempe told The Arizona Republic any charges will come from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
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Authorities say Uber might not be at fault in a fatal car accident involving one of its self-driving vehicles in Arizona.

The police chief in Tempe told The Arizona Republic the crash was likely "unavoidable." But she added any charges will come from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

According to Newsy's partners at KNXV, the car hit a woman as she was walking across a street earlier this week. She later died at the hospital.

As we previously reported, Uber pulled its self-driving cars off the road in all of its test cities after the accident. The company was testing in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Toronto and San Francisco.

This is believed to be the first pedestrian death involving an autonomous vehicle.