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Highway 50 crash kills man in South Lake Tahoe

A single-vehicle accident on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe on Friday took the life of an Oregon man and injured his passenger.

A Nevada Highway Patrol report states that Larry Dean Wells, 71, was driving a Hyundai eastbound on Highway 50 near Kahle Drive at about 7:45 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned.

Wells died at the scene. His passenger, Roxane Jean Freeman, 68, also of Oregon, was airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., with non-life-threatening injuries, the report said.

Witnesses to the accident or anyone with additional information is asked to call (775) 687-0400 regarding case NHP-141000779