Several hurt in July 4 car crash in Truckee |

Several hurt in July 4 car crash in Truckee

Staff report

Authorities believe alcohol and/or drugs may have been involved in a three-car accident on Highway 267 near Brockway Road in Truckee that injured several people on July 4.

One driver was transported to Renown Hospital in Reno with major injuries, according to the Truckee Police Department.

Officers determined at the scene the individual was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and struck the steering wheel and windshield.

Meanwhile, two other vehicle occupants were transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital with minor to moderate injuries. Several other people reported minor injuries at the scene, but were not transported.

The names, residence and ages of those involved were not released in the accident notice.

Truckee Police, who responded to the accident at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, determined that the driver who was transported to Renown rear-ended the other two vehicles, causing a chain-reaction collision.

Officers believe alcohol and/or drugs were involved, but chemical test results are pending. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The Truckee Fire and North Tahoe Fire protection districts also responded to the accident.