DA Arson Investigators save Kyburz crash duo, one with broken neck
Two women were returning from a snowboarding trip Jan. 31 when a patch of ice near Kyburz left the passenger injured and the driver with a broken neck.
Eighteen-year-olds Mattie Alleva and Ashley Voll, both of Folsom, were returning on Highway 50 from a day of snowboarding when it started to snow, said Alleva, the driver of the car. She lost control of the car on an icy patch and swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting another car before rolling down an embankment. A tree stopped the car.
“My seatbelt broke off,” Alleva said, but both she and Voll were trapped in the car.
Meanwhile, District Attorney Investigators Dave Stevenson and his partner Jim Applegate were returning from a joint arson investigation with Cal Fire investigator Tom Oldag in the South Lake Tahoe Basin, a press release from Stevenson stated. Stevenson and Applegate were followed by Oldag as they traveled westbound on Highway 50. Stevenson noted that as they “approached Strawberry, the snowy conditions turned from bad to worse, with near whiteout conditions.”
About four miles west of Strawberry, they happened upon the Alleva’s SUV over the side of the embankment and two victims from the other car lying in the roadway in critical condition. They had been two cars behind Alleva’s, ...