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Weekend accident stalls traffic

Gregory Crofton, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A three-car wreck across from the Lake Tahoe Airport on Saturday afternoon left four people in pain and slowed traffic in the area for more than an hour.

A 1989 Chevrolet Silverado making a left turn from Jewell Road onto Highway 50 caused the accident, said California Highway Patrol Officer Sherry Reehl. The driver of the Silverado, Chad Davis, 22, of South Lake Tahoe, hit an eastbound 2002 Ford Escort.

The impact sent the Escort, driven by John Hahn, 29, of Redwood City, Calif., into the westbound lane where it sideswiped a 2001 van driven by George Wood, 68, of Sacramento.

Hahn and three of his four passengers complained of pain and were treated and released from Barton Memorial Hospital.

The accident took place at 3:40 p.m. The Escort, which received major damage to its front end, and the van, which had major damage on its left side, had to be towed. The Chevrolet, which received minor damage to its right front, was driven from the scene.

CHP had traffic controls in place until officers cleared the road at 5:08 p.m.

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