On November 24th, 2014, at about 4:30am, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to the area of Pioneer Trail and Edna Street to investigate a fatal traffic collision. The four month long investigation revealed that 21-year-old Olga Pena Arce had been driving her 2000 Saturn sedan while under the influence of alcohol and in excess of 77 miles per hour in a posted 35mph zone. Arce had two passengers in her vehicle as she sped west bound on Pioneer Trail; 25-year-old Wayne Walker in the back seat and 20-year-old Aimee Campos in the right front passenger seat.
Arce lost control of her vehicle. It began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered into a broadside skid as it slid westbound on Pioneer Trail. As the Saturn continued to slide, it crossed over into the eastbound lane of Pioneer Trail. The front of end of the car then left the southern roadway edge of Pioneer Trail and traveled across an area of large rocks at the intersection of Edna Street. As it did, the tire and rim of V-1 became dislodged from the vehicle. The car struck a stop sign and bike route sign, dislodging them from the ground. As the Saturn continued to slide, it crossed over Edna Street. Its right side struck a large, wood retaining wall on the west shoulder of Edna Street. This caused major damage to the right side of the car, where Aimee Campos had been seat-belted into her passenger seat. Aimee Campos died as a result of injuries sustained in this collision. The impact caused an imprint of the right rear wheel and lug nuts on the retaining wall. V-1 then bounced off of the retaining wall and rotated clockwise until it came to rest. The rear passenger, Wayne Walker, was ejected from the vehicle upon impact and was discovered lying in the roadway on Edna Street. He was hospitalized, but survived the collision. Arce also sustained significant injuries in the crash and was hospitalized until she recovered enough to be released.
Further investigation found that Arce was driving with a blood alcohol level was in excess of .08%. On April 8th, 2015, The El Dorado County Superior Court issued a felony arrest warrant for Arce. Around 5:00 PM on the same date, South Lake Tahoe Police Officers arrested Arce at her local residence without incident. Arce is facing charges for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI with a .08% BAC or greater causing injury. She is currently being held at the El Dorado County Jail with a $250,000 bail.