Truckee man, 19, killed after crashing car into tree (updated) | SierraSun.com

Truckee man, 19, killed after crashing car into tree (updated)

Josh Staab
jstaab@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — It's uncertain if speed played a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a 19-year-old Truckee resident Tuesday evening.

An investigation is under way into the crash that killed Giovanni Arellano, said Truckee Police Department Sgt. Robert Womack.

"What I have is a car that unfortunately ran into a tree, and that's all we have," Womack said Thursday.

TPD received several 911 calls at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday of the accident in the area of Jeffery Pine and Alpine Fir roads, near Sierra Meadows, according to a Wednesday evening statement.

Authorities determined Arellano's 1995 Eagle Talon left the roadway and collided with a large tree.

Arellano, believed to be on his way home from work, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle, police said.

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Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information should contact Womack at rwomack@townoftruckee.com or 530-550-2335.