Woman on vacation from Taiwan killed in Lake Tahoe wreck | SierraSun.com

Woman on vacation from Taiwan killed in Lake Tahoe wreck

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — A Taiwanese woman visiting the United States on vacation was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 50 Sunday afternoon.

Jiann-Juh Tseng, 72, was driving a Nissan Altima westbound near mile marker 6, off Lake Tahoe’s East Shore, at 3:10 p.m. when he left the right side of the highway and struck a tree.

Inside the vehicle with Tseng was his daughter in the right front and his wife, Pao-Yi Tseng, in the right rear of the Nissan, according to Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Duncan Dauber.

Tseng’s wife was transported to the Barton Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Tseng’s daughter was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Impairment is not suspected. Jiann-Juh was wearing his seatbelt, the other two passengers seatbelt usage is unknown at this time.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Garretson is investigating this crash.

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