UPDATE - 1:20P - According to Caltrans, Highway 50 is back open in both directions at Echo Summit.
UPDATE - 1:17P -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —One lane of Highway 50 near Echo Summit Road has reopened Friday afternoon, and officials are allowing vehicles through one direction at a time, following a deadly motorcycle wreck.
The male motorcyclist died at the crash scene at 11:07 a.m., police said.
The highway was previously closed in both directions. Crews held traffic at the Meyers/89 junction.
Just before 1 p.m., officials announced traffic will be rotated every seven minutes until the roadway is clear.
The deadly collision took place at 10:54 a.m., between Johnson Pass and Echo Summit roads in El Dorado County.
UPDATE - 1:10P - A motorcyclist and a jeep were involved and the motorcyclist has died, according to Caltrans.
Caltrans says there is no estimated time for all lanes reopening.
UPDATE - 1:00P -- Highway 50 at Echo Summit is open to one way traffic heading toward Tahoe due to a major injury crash, according to Caltrans.
TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Traffic is stopped on eastbound Highway 50 heading toward Tahoe due to a major injury crash, according to Caltrans.
The traffic is very congested at Echo Summit.
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