3 car collision claims life near Zephyr Cove | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

3 car collision claims life near Zephyr Cove

 

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Impairment is suspected in a fatal three car collision that happened Sunday night on U.S. Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove.

A three-car collision claimed one life Sunday evening near Zephyr Cove. Provided / NHP

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the scene at mile marker 3, east of Stateline, at about 5:30 p.m. and discovered one person deceased and two others suffering injuries.

NHP blocked both lanes of traffic for about five hours and reopened the road at 10:30 p.m.



One victim was deceased at the scene, another was transported to a hospital via Careflight and a third was taken to seek further treatment by an ambulance.

NHP on social media said impairment is suspected.



“We’ve seen far too many crashes caused by an impaired driver this week and it’s unacceptable,” NHP said on Twitter. “Don’t hesitate to call NHP if you see someone you suspect is impaired behind the wheel.”

The Tahoe Daily Tribune is a sister publication to the Sierra Sun.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun'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.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News

Wrong-way driver in fatal crash still recovering

|

The wrong-way driver involved in the Nov. 20 crash that killed two children and two adults will be charged with multiple counts of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter, Nevada County District Attorney Jesse Wilson said.



See more