South Lake Tahoe man dies in crash

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A local man died Friday afternoon in a single car crash in South Lake Tahoe.

Joseph Hansen, 75, was driving a 2006 black Ford F150 truck northbound on Black Bart Avenue, north of Ormsby Drive, at an unknown speed at 1:20 p.m. when he turned right for no apparent reason and crashed into a power pole, the California Highway Patrol reported.

CHP said the driver was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 2:17 p.m.

CHP said Hansen was wearing a seat belt and DUI is not suspected, but the crash is under investigation.

There was extensive damage to the power pole and Liberty Utility workers were on scene.

Joseph Hansen, 75, died in a single car crash on Friday.

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