1 killed in crash at Caples Lake Dam

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Updated: 4/16/2013 12:37 pm

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident after a vehicle apparently went over the embankment at Caples Lake Dam about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe.

Alpine County Undersheriff Rob Levy says the vehicle ended up about 25 yards below the dam and the driver was ejected.

Levy says the no one apparently witnessed the accident but someone spotted the vehicle about 5:30 p.m. Monday and notified authorities.

Rescuers worked to recover the body and the vehicle as snow fell during the evening.

The driver hasn't been identified. An autopsy is pending.


Information from: Gardnerville Record-Courier, http://www.recordcourier.com


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