Driver flees crash scene, leaves behind an injured passenger

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – On Sunday, Sept. 18, just after 11 p.m., South Lake Tahoe police responded to reports of a vehicle collision on Julie Lane. Officials said the vehicle crashed into a tree on the east side of Julie Ln.  

“There was a passenger in the front seat that sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Barton via ambulance,” SLTPD Lieutenant Scott Crivelli told the Tribune, “The driver fled the scene of the collision prior to our arrival.”  

Due to the nature of the accident and driver fleeing the scene leaving behind an injured passenger, the driver now faces charges which are classified as a felony hit and run. 

The Detective Division has taken the case for further investigation regarding identifying the driver of the collision. 

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.