UPDATE: DUI suspect arrested in fatal US 50 crash
A DUI suspect has been arrested in a fatal crash that shut down U.S. 50 on the southeast shore of Lake Tahoe Thursday.
KOLO-TV in Reno reports Jerrad Dominguez was driving one of two pickup trucks that collided head-on at about 7 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 50 near Roundhill. The other driver was killed.
Rodriguez will be booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of DUI once he’s medically cleared at a local hospital.
The highway was closed for several hours in both directions between Elks Point and Zephyr Cove but since has reopened. The Nevada Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate.
The truck that was hit was towing a trailer that detached in the crash, leaving a 150-foot debris field of tools and miscellaneous items.
The name of the victim has not been released.
UPDATE: Impairment suspected in fatal crash on US 50
Nevada Highway Patrol said on Twitter that impairment is suspected in the fatal crash this morning on U.S. 50 near Elks Point Road in the Round Hill area.
ORIGINAL POST: Fatal crash closes US 50 near Round Hill at Lake Tahoe
A least one person is dead following a crash Thursday morning on U.S. 50.
The wreck occurred near Elks Point Road in the Round Hill area.
According to a tweet posted by Nevada Highway Patrol just after 7:30 a.m., U.S. 50 was closed in both directions between Zephyr Cove and Elk Ridge.
NHP advises drivers to avoid the area if possible. Delays are expected.
CORRECTION: This article mistakenly identified the driver of the truck.
This story will be updated when additional information becomes available.
FATAL CRASH: US-50 at Round Hill. One confirmed fatality. NHP Fatal Team en route. Lanes closed in both directions between Zephyr Cove and Elk Ridge. Expect delays and avoid the area.— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) June 13, 2019