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July 8, 2014
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Woman in custody after Twin Bridges fatal

A South Lake Tahoe woman was arrested after a fatal accident involving a motorcycle that happened on Highway 50 at Twin Bridges on July Fourth.

Megan Olivia Donnelly Hickel, 28, was driving east in a 2001 Chevrolet Astrovan when she crossed over the center line and into a 2011 Harley Davidson ridden by a man and a woman, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Both of the motorcycle’s riders were ejected and suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

Killed in the accident were Richard J. Schwab, 47 of Dixon, Calif., and Kelly C. Schwab, 48 of Vacaville, Calif.

Hickel was uninjured in the accident. She was evaluated by a CHP officer and arrested on charges of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:21PM Published Jul 8, 2014 08:46PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.