Geez, that story in New Mexico is very sad . I hate to read the description of everything that happened in that story.
I haven't heard of any news stories myself that involve the AV. I have SEEN AVs on the news though. One time, the local news was talking about rising gas prices and showed a picture of a man refueling an SOM AV. They were probably trying to show a gas guzzler being filled up to add emphasis . Stupid anti-SUV crowd!
Then, last Sunday, I saw an AV on the news coming down from the mountains on I70 when they were talking about all the new snow .