The Sacramento Bee reports that a 26-year-old woman from Antelope was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a single vehicle crash near South Lake Tahoe killed a passenger in her vehicle.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said in a statement that at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, Diana Shemyakina was driving a silver Honda CR-V northbound on Pioneer Trail near Golden Trail when she lost control of her vehicle. The car overturned, landing on its roof on an embankment on the opposite side of the roadway.
Shemyakina suffered major injuries in the crash, while a 34-year-old South Lake Tahoe man riding in the front seat as a passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. Despite all life-saving efforts by first responders and paramedics, the man died at the scene of the crash.
Paramedics rushed Shemyakina to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The CHP’s South Lake Tahoe Office said in a statement that investigators determined that Shemyakina showed signs of alcohol intoxication. She was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI.
On Tuesday, officials said that the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office would identify the deceased man, pending notification of his next of kin.
This is a developing story.