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September 11, 2012
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Motorcyclist killed in Monday collision

A motorcyclist from Ben Lomond, Calif., was killed and a Tahoe City woman was arrested Monday morning following a crash near Rubicon Bay, on Lake Tahoe's west shore.

John McCabe, 52, died of "extensive injuries" at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Highway 89 and Mountain Drive about 11:40 a.m., El Dorado County Sheriff's Lt. Pete Van Arnum said.

McCabe was riding a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle south on Highway 89 when Maria Cabrera, 35, allegedly turned left from Mountain Drive in front of him, causing the collision, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

A helicopter was called to the scene, but McCabe died of his injuries before the air ambulance arrived.

Cabrera, who was driving a 2002 Dodge Durango at the time of the crash, was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license. She was booked into El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to the CHP report.

Cabrera remained in custody Tuesday evening. It is unknown whether she has an attorney.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 11, 2012 08:20PM Published Sep 11, 2012 08:20PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.