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One dead after Big rig explodes in South Lake Tahoe crash, Highway 50 closed in both directions

At least one person is dead after a big rig exploded following a crash with two other vehicles on Highway 50 near Elks Club Road in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, closing traffic in both directions, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident first appeared on CHP logs around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The resulting fire has been put out but the road remains closed. Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Pioneer Trail while westbound traffic is being diverted onto Sawmill Road.

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Mack Ervin III covers breaking news and high school sports for The Bee. A journalism student at Sacramento State, he follows auto racing and most other sports.