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Truckee woman, 32, killed in single-vehicle crash on I-80

AUBURN, Calif. and#8212; An Interstate 80 crash claimed the life of a Truckee woman east of the Bowman Road exit Wednesday evening.

Jennifer McQuade, 32, of Truckee, was driving a red 1991 Jeep Cherokee westbound on Interstate 80 at 6:20 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, she began weaving back and forth in her lane. She corrected several times before losing control. The vehicle rolled over a number of times and McQuade was ejected. The vehicle came to rest hanging over the freewayand#8217;s center divider, according to Officer Dave Montijo of the California Highway Patrol.

McQuade was pronounced dead at the scene, Montijo said.



Montijo said the death could have been avoided.

and#8220;It appears she possibly would have survived if she had been wearing her seatbelt,and#8221; Montijo said. and#8220;Seatbelts save lives. We canand#8217;t stress that enough. If you are not wearing your seatbelt and you are involved in a rollover accident, there is a good possibility you are going to suffer major injuries or even death.and#8221;



No one else was hurt during the accident, Montijo said.

The crash is still under investigation.


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