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Truckee 19-year-old dies in wreck

The Truckee Police Department is investigating a single-car accident Tuesday that killed Giovanni Arellano, 19, of Truckee.

Several 911 calls around 11:30 p.m. reported a vehicle wreck in the area of Jeffery Pine Road and Alpine Fir Road in Truckee’s Sierra Meadows subdivision.

Police discovered a 1995 Eagle Talon had left the roadway and hit a large tree.

Truckee Fire Protection District paramedics pronounced Arellano, the lone occupant of the vehicle, dead.

The teen is believed to have been on his way home from work, according to the police report, which says alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Sgt. Robert Womack at 530-550-2335 or

Barbara Barte Osborn