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Las Vegas, Nev.— The first person to fall asleep at the wheel of a Tesla car during a crash will be eligible for $5,000 in federal compensation for each of his or her injuries.The U.S. Department of Transportation says a crash in Las Vegas caused by a Tesla Model S driver was caused by “a…

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— The first person to fall asleep at the wheel of a Tesla car during a crash will be eligible for $5,000 in federal compensation for each of his or her injuries.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says a crash in Las Vegas caused by a Tesla Model S driver was caused by “a combination of driver distraction, driving in a careless manner, and driving without a driver’s license.”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the crash happened in July and is being investigated by the NTSB, which is overseeing the investigation.

The Model S was driven by a woman who was “a very good driver” at the time of the crash, according to the NTSBs report.

The driver was injured in the crash and is recovering in a hospital.