Mother of two killed in Highway 89 crash
A 19-year-old woman who had just moved to Lake Tahoe from Mexico was killed and her husband was injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 89, authorities said.
Guadalupe Bojorquez Valenzuela died in the crash at approximately 3:45 p.m. on a slippery stretch of road between Tahoe City and Alpine Meadows Road, south of Suburban Propane gas, according to CHP reports.
She had moved to Kings Beach just two weeks ago to be with her husband, Daniel Perez Garcia, who was driving his Dodge Neon northbound on snow-covered Highway 89 when he lost control and slid into the southbound lane, according to CHP reports.
The passenger side of the Dodge Neon collided with the front of a Chevrolet Suburban that was headed southbound, causing fatal injuries to Valenzuela.
Garcia was in the intensive care unit at Washoe Medical Center on Wednesday night following the crash and released Thursday morning. Of the four people in the Suburban, one complained of minor chest pains, according to the CHP.
Valenzuela had two children in Mexico, ages 1 and 3, according to relatives who were notified of her death, said Sgt. John Giovannini with the Placer County Sheriff’s office.
There was no evidence at the scene that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, according to the CHP.