South Lake Tahoe woman among 2 airlifted to hospital after collision with big rig |

South Lake Tahoe woman among 2 airlifted to hospital after collision with big rig

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A major accident on State Route 88 led to two people being flown to an area hospital and diesel fuel spilling onto the road.

According to a California Highway Patrol press release, Juan Hernandez, 40, was driving his 2018 tractor trailer big rig eastbound on SR 88 near Red Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

George Schultz Jr., 81, of Oakdale, and his passenger Patricia Schultz, 80, of South Lake Tahoe, were driving westbound in a 2016 Honda CR-V.

While rounding a corner, Hernandez’s trailer veered into the westbound lane and the front left of the Honda hit the big rig.

George Schultz was flown by Care Flight and Patricia Schultz was flown by CAL-Star. Both were taken to Renown Hospital in Reno and are being treated for suspected major injuries.

Hernandez did not sustain any injuries. However, diesel fuel from his trailer spilled onto the road.

The collision is still under investigation by CHP.

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