Victim in fatal crash at Lake Tahoe is missing Sparks woman

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SAND HARBOR, Nev. (AP) — A 72-year-old Sparks woman who had been missing for two weeks has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash at Lake Tahoe.

Sparks police had scheduled a news conference Tuesday to seek the public's help in locating Betti Jean Fernandez. She was reported missing Nov. 30 after she left her home in a 2006 Subaru Outback without her medication.

Sparks Det. Charles Alt says Fernandez was found dead in the SUV after it rolled down an embankment on State Route 28 near Sand Harbor shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the cause of the accident just south of Incline Village.

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