2 people die in 3-car crash
Law enforcement and rescue personnel were hopping this weekend to four serious accidents — one a double-fatal, three-car collision at Kyburz on Highway 50.
A 43-year-old woman and 12-year-old boy, Vallejo residents who were not wearing their seat belts, died after the 2003 Nissan they were riding in crossed into oncoming traffic at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The Nissan collided with a 1995 Chevrolet driven by a 22-year-old Stockton woman, a California Highway Patrol officer reported. She was taken to an undisclosed hospital with major injuries.
Alcohol was determined not to be a factor and no arrests were made.
The four people in the third vehicle, a 2001 Chrysler, were not injured. Three are from Stockton and another from Modesto. The driver was unable to stop in time and hit the two vehicles.
CHP in Placerville did not release names of any of the victims. An investigation is ongoing.
On Friday at 5:50 p.m., an 11-year-old boy riding a bicycle collided head-on with a vehicle at D.L. Bliss State Park, an officer reported. The driver of the vehicle was OK. The boy was taken by helicopter to Washoe Medical Center in Reno with a broken wrist and leg injury. His condition was unknown as of press time.
On Saturday, Quint D. Ashton, 29, of South Lake Tahoe, suffered a leg injury when his Kawasaki motorcycle went down on Power Line Road at 1 p.m. He was taken by air ambulance to Washoe, where he was treated and released.
Michael and Carleen Robinson of Pollock Pines were admitted to the Reno hospital Sunday after their vehicle heading east on Highway 50 hit a vehicle going the opposite direction just west of Pioneer Trail at 3:48 p.m. Saturday, the CHP added. The couple suffered injuries to their legs and ribs. He remains in intensive care and she’s listed in good condition, the Washoe Medical nursing supervisor reported.
A 12-year-old South Lake Tahoe boy who was a passenger was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
An investigation continues.
— Susan Wood