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June 26, 2013
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Head-on collision sends three to the hospital

U.S. Highway 50 east of Stateline was closed for about 90 minutes Wednesday morning after a 6:47 a.m. vehicle collision at Presbyterian Curve, about a half mile west of Zephyr Cove, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The crash happened when a 22-year-old South Lake Tahoe man driving a 1993 Cadillac sedan crossed the double-yellow line and into the path of a 39-year-old Tahoe City woman driving a 2010 Subaru Forester, according NHP spokesman Chuck Allen.

The driver of the Cadillac received serious, but not life-threatening injuries, and was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno by Care Flight, Allen said.

Two teenagers in the vehicle with him received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Barton Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Subaru was uninjured in the collision.

Highway 50 was closed for nearly 90 minutes while troopers investigated the crash and waited for tow trucks to clear the wreckage. The roadway was completely opened shortly before 8:30 am.

Trooper Bob Wright is investigating this incident. Witnesses with any information about this event are asked contact him via the Department of Public Safety Communications Center at 775-687-0400 regarding case No. NHP-130602410.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 27, 2013 08:09PM Published Jun 26, 2013 04:10PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.