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Motorist airlifted to hospital after going over side of Kingsbury Grade

A motorist was injured after losing control of his vehicle 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Kingsbury Grade and rolling 100 feet down an embankment.

Rescuers from the East Fork Fire and Tahoe-Douglas fire districts responded to the wreck, located about a mile up from Foothill Road, that closed Kingsbury for three hours.

East Fork Battalion Chief Larry Goss said firefighters and Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies treated and extricated the man from a deep draw and up the steep hillside.

The man was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight ambulance helicopter.

Kingsbury reopened shortly after midnight.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.