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Person sought after rollover wreck on U.S. 50

A one-car rollover backed up traffic on U.S. 50 near Echo Summit on Tuesday, June 24. Authorities are looking for a person who reportedly ran from the scene of the wreck and down a steep embankment on the side of the highway.

A one-car rollover backed up traffic on U.S. 50 near Echo Summit on Tuesday, June 24. Authorities are looking for a person who reportedly ran from the scene of the wreck and down a steep embankment on the side of the highway.

Authorities are looking for a person believed to have run away from the scene of an accident after a car flipped over on U.S. 50 near Echo Summit on Tuesday evening.

The single-car wreck was reported at about 6:45 p.m. The wreck clogged traffic on the narrow two-lane highway west of South Lake Tahoe until authorities could drag the overturned car out of the roadway.

A person was spotted running away from the wreck and down a steep embankment on the side of the highway. California Highway Patrol had command of the scene and was helping search for the person. No description was available.