Mason mother of 5 killed in Clermont County crash

The Tesla crashed around 4 a.m. Monday on Gaskins Road and Red Fox Avenue, Clermont County...
The Tesla crashed around 4 a.m. Monday on Gaskins Road and Red Fox Avenue, Clermont County dispatchers said.(WXIX)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM EST
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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A mother of five is dead after her SUV went off the road in Clermont County and caught fire early Monday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Christine Corder, 41, of Mason, was driving east on Gaskins Road near Conley Road around 4:15 a.m. when the 2021 Tesla Model Y went off the right side of the road and hit a landscape boulder.

The Tesla then hit two trees, overturned and caught fire as a result of the crash.

Corder was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers say.

The crash remains under investigation.

On Facebook, Mason City Schools asked the community to keep her family in their thoughts and prayers.

Our Comet community is mourning the death of a Mason Mom of 5 who died in a car crash this morning. We are heartbroken...

Posted by Mason City Schools on Monday, November 8, 2021

Hours after the crash, firefighters were still pouring water onto the car.

Business Insider reported in August about the challenges firefighters can face with electric vehicle fires.

Business Insider said Austin, Texas firefighters used “40 times more water to contain a Tesla” fire compared to “a mainstream gas-powered car that was on fire.”

The report sourced firefighters who said the lithium battery cells in a Model X “can lead to fires breaking out hours after a crash.”

The safety guide for a 2016-2021 Tesla Model S says 3,000 to 8,000 gallons of water could be needed to put out a battery fire.

According to Tesla’s website, “there has been one Tesla vehicle fire for every 205 million miles traveled” from 2012-2020.

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