Motorcyclist killed in Monday collision on Tahoe’s West Shore |

Motorcyclist killed in Monday collision on Tahoe’s West Shore

Adam Jensen

TAHOMA, Calif. and#8212; A motorcyclist from Ben Lomond, Calif., was killed and a Tahoe City woman was arrested Monday morning following a crash near Rubicon Bay, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.

John McCabe, 52, died of and#8220;extensive injuriesand#8221; at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Highway 89 and Mountain Drive about 11:40 a.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Pete Van Arnum said.

McCabe was riding a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle south on Highway 89 when Maria Cabrera, 35, allegedly turned left from Mountain Drive in front of him, causing the collision, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

A helicopter was called to the scene, but McCabe died of his injuries before the air ambulance arrived.

Cabrera, who was driving a 2002 Dodge Durango at the time of the crash, was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license. She was booked into El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to the CHP report.

Cabrera remained in custody Tuesday evening. It is unknown whether she has an attorney.

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