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Twin Bridges Fatal Car Crash Highway 50 Tamarack Pines Road

Twin Bridges Fatal Car Crash Highway 50 Tamarack Pines Road

Twin Bridges crash Highway 50

1 Killed, 6 Injured in Twin Bridges Car Crash on Westbound Highway 50

EL DORADO COUNTY, CA (July 28, 2021) – A car crash killed one person and injured several others on Highway 50 in the Twin Bridges community.

According to an article published by The Mountain Democrat, the tragic collision occurred last week on Thursday. Officers reported the wreck on July 22 at around 5 p.m.

The incident began when a 2006 Saturn was driving aggressively and traveling at a high rate of speed west on Highway 50 in Twin Bridges. At the same time, a 2015 Chevrolet was going east.

The Saturn spun out of control after passing other vehicles near Tamarack Pines Road and Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. In the process, the car crossed into the eastbound lane of Highway 50.

The California Highway Patrol said the Saturn went directly into the path of the Chevrolet. The two vehicles ultimately collided, splitting the Saturn into two pieces.

Collision Near Tamarack Pines and Sierra-at-Tahoe

Half the Saturn and its ejected female driver collided with a 2013 Toyota driving behind the Chevrolet. The Chevrolet caught fire as a result of the Twin Bridges crash.

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced the speeding motorist dead at the scene. The occupants of the Chevrolet, aged 20 years and younger, sustained major injuries upon impact.

Medical personnel took one passenger to the Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment. They rushed the driver and the other three passengers to the Barton Medical Center.

The driver of the Toyota ended up transported for further aid by family. The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released.

CHP forced the westbound lanes of Highway 50 to shut down for hours following the wreck. The cause of the fatal Twin Bridges crash is still under investigation.


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