Olympic Valley Man Lost His Life in Hwy 89 Collision

Truckee, CA…On August 26, 2022, at approximately 1:20 ,, a 43-year-old male resident from Vallejo, CA, was driving a white International box truck northbound on SR-89 (south), no. of Goose Meadows at an undetermined speed. For reasons still under investigation the driver of the International box truck crossed over the solid double yellow lines and entered the southbound lane of SR-89 (south) directly into southbound traffic. Traveling in the opposite lane was a black Ford Eco Sport driven by a 42-year-old resident from Tempe, AZ, a white Subaru Impreza driven by a 37-year-old resident from Olympic Valley, CA, and a black Subaru Outback driven by a 42-year-old resident from Truckee, CA.

As the International box truck entered the southbound lane it struck the three southbound vehicles. The International box Mick sideswiped the black Ford and the black Subaru, and the white Subaru struck the International box truck head on. Asa result of the traffic collision the driver of the white Subaru sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the black Subaru and a passenger from within the International box truck were transported to the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee for minor injuries. Drugs or alcohol currently do not appear to be a factor in the collision.

This traffic collision is still under investigation. If you have any information regarding this traffic collision, please contact Officer D. Lack at CEP Truckee (530)563-9200.