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Crash victims remain hospitalized

Six of the 10 people injured in Wednesday’s head-on car crash near Lake Tahoe Airport remained hospitalized Thursday.

The accident happened as Julie Wallace, 32, of South Lake Tahoe, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 50 and approached traffic slowing for a turning car. Police said Wallace’s GMC Suburban rear-ended a white Dodge Durango and forced it into the westbound lane, where it collided with a blue Durango.

All of the occupants of the white Durango were transported to Barton Memorial Hospital, where the driver – Jose Galvan, 44, of Irvine – was treated and released.



The driver of the blue Durango, 24-year-old Francis Alba of San Francisco, was not seriously hurt but his three passengers were also hospitalized. Wallace and her two passengers were not injured, police said.

Two of Alba’s passengers – Henry Baker, 76, and Lydia Baker, 62 – were flown to Washoe Medical Center in Reno. The Sacramento residents remained in serious condition Thursday. Alba’s third passenger, 54-year-old Jose Canto, was in fair condition at Barton.



Three of Galvan’s passengers, all from Irvine, remained at Barton Thursday in fair condition: Rosita Galvan, 33, who suffered chest injuries; April Galvan, 8, who sustained facial injuries; and 8-year-old Jacqueline Galvan. His other passengers were treated and released: Hermilia Martinez, 31, of Sacramento; Eduardo Hernandez, 28, of Citrus Heights; and Christian Hernandez, 8, of Sacramento.


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