Crime scene closes Highway 20


Northshore Fire officials close off Highway 20 at the north end of Lucerne while CHP officers farther down the highway conduct an investigation. Photo by Elizabeth Larson.




LUCERNE – The California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 20 between Nice and Lucerne while they conduct what they called a crime scene investigation.


Northshore Fire Protection District Chief Jim Robbins reported at 8:45 p.m. that the CHP expected the highway would be completely closed for at least another 30 minutes, and planned to open at least one lane of traffic.


Northshore Fire Protection District officials began turning back traffic traveling from Lucerne to Nice at Lucerne's west end, where Foothill Drive joins the highway.

Fire officials at the road closure said a collision involving three cars had resulted in two fatalities.

No official statement on the incident has been released, beyond that the area is considered a crime scene and that traffic will be closed while the CHP investigation continues.

Lake County News will update this story as more information is released.

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