Amsterdam - A motorist has been killed in Holland after the self-driving Tesla car he was travelling in smashed into a tree at 100mph. However, the company has insisted the crash happened after the driver switched off the auto-pilot function. The Model S sedan had been driven by the man, aged 54, near the eastern Dutch town of Baarn, when the car ploughed into the tree. It is believed it took firefighters several hours to recover his body as they feared they would be electrocuted. However, in a statement by Tesla Netherlands sent to AFP, the company says the car's logs show the auto pilot was not activated. They also added that the car was driving at 100 mph, which was consistent with the heavy damage to the vehicle. The statement added: 'Our thoughts go out to the family. We are working with the authorities to establish the full facts surrounding the accident.' The crash is the second fatal incident involving a Tesla electric car, after a motorist was killed in May in Florida while driving on auto-pilot.(FA)