Elderly couple dies in west shore Lake Tahoe accident
October 10, 2008
An elderly couple was killed Friday morning in an accident on Highway 89 along the west shore of Lake Tahoe.
An 83-year-old male driver and an 81-year-old woman passenger died when
their Volkswagen Vanagon crossed the double-yellow line on Highway 89 heading
south near Sugarpine State Park at about 11:20 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Their van struck an oncoming Ford F450 pickup truck, said Jeff Gartner, public information officer for the highway patrol.
The 45-year-old driver of the truck ” who is from Carson City ” was uninjured, Gartner said.
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“It doesn’t appear that alcohol was a factor, it appears they were maybe going too quick for the road conditions, the snow and slush,” Gartner said.
The names of the couple from San Mateo, Calif., are not being released pending notification of family, Gartner said.