A self-driving Uber vehicle fatally struck a woman crossing the street in Tempe, Ariz., late Sunday. The woman, who AZ Family reports has been identified as Elaine Herzberg, 49, was not within a crosswalk; she was taken to a nearby hospital and died there. The vehicle was in autonomous mode when the crash occurred around 10pm, but a vehicle operator was behind the wheel. There were no passengers. Tempe police are investigating. The New York Times reports the incident "appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on public roads."
- Reuters has the police statement: “The vehicle was traveling northbound ... when a female walking outside of the crosswalk crossed the road from west to east when she was struck by the Uber vehicle."