Fatal Head-On Crash on Interstate 10 Leaves Two Drivers Dead
Desert Hot Springs, CA (December 10, 2020) – Wednesday night, two people died in a head-on crash on Interstate 10 near Thousand Palms.
The fatal Desert Hot Springs head-on crash happened at about 11:48 p.m. on December 9.
The California Highway Patrol said a 33-year-old from Huntington Park, drove a 2020 Jeep Compass headed west on Interstate 10 within the eastbound lanes near Bob Hope Drive while driving a 2012 Toyota Camry then travelling east on the freeway, west of North Indian Canyon Drive.
The wrong-way Jeep was reportedly in the center divider and fast lane when its driver collided head-on into the Toyota.
As a result, the Jeep burst into flames resulting in the immediate death of the driver. Authorities also pronounced the Toyota driver dead at the crash scene.
Moreover, investigators said alcohol or drugs had not been ruled out as a contributing factor in the Interstate 10 fatal crash.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident may call CHP investigating Officer Armendariz at 760-772-5300.
Further in-depth investigation in this Interstate 10 fatal crash is on-going.
Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victims.
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