CHP: Crash off Tahoe highway was suicide |

CHP: Crash off Tahoe highway was suicide

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. ” The California Highway Patrol says a crash off a mountain highway near Lake Tahoe that left one person dead is an apparent suicide.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon when a man drove his 2007 Dodge Dakota pickup off U.S. 50 near Echo Summit.

Trooper Jeff Gartner says the 35-year-old driver from Angels Camp was traveling east when his truck crashed through a rock wall and rolled down the steep mountainside.

Authorities say the man was not wearing a seat belt and may have been drinking.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name was withheld until family is notified.

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