Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Deadly South Lake Tahoe Crash

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Photo released by South Lake Tahoe Police of the crash.


Police believe alcohol may be a contributing factor in an early morning crash that has claimed the life of a South Lake Tahoe man.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Pioneer Trail at Ski Run Boulevard. Responders found that a white Honda Accord, driven by 22-year-old Roberto Olazaba, had been broadsided by a GMC Yukon, driven by 26-year-old Noe Corea.

Three people, Honda passenger William Olazaba, Roberto Olazaba, and a passenger in the GMC were transported to Barton Memorial Hospital, where the William later died.

Roberto has been admitted to the hospital for observation, while the GMC passenger has been released.

The crash knocked out power for a time in the Ski Run neighborhood, with one car hitting a power converter box.

Authorities note that this is the third deadly crash in the city in the past four months.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the crash to call the department at (530) 542-6100.

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