1 Killed, 5 Injured in Violent Highway 50 Car Accident near Twin Bridges in El Dorado County
El Dorado County, California (July 24, 2021) – A woman was killed in a car crash that left five other people injured on Thursday evening near Twin Bridges, South of Lake Tahoe.
The crash was reported at about 5:22 p.m. July 22, on Highway 50 near Twin Bridges, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Sparks woman was driving a 2006 Saturn westbound on U.S. 50 at high rates of speed when she lost control, drifted into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2015 Chevrolet.
The crash tore the Saturn into pieces. One part of the Saturn containing the driver collided with an eastbound 2013 Toyota.
Sparks Woman Killed in Multi-Car Crash on Highway 50 near Lake Tahoe
The Chevrolet reportedly caught fire after the collision.
The driver of the Saturn was killed in the accident. The identity of the woman was not immediately disclosed.
The driver of the Chevrolet and four passengers were seriously injured in the accident and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The Toyota driver was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
No additional information about the accident was not provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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