Three Pronounced Dead after Multi-Car Accident near Forrester Road

IMPERIAL, CA (March 15, 2023) – Monday night, three occupants were killed in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 8.

Authorities responded to the scene around 7:36 p.m., on the westbound lanes of the freeway just east of Forrester Road on February 20th.

For reasons under investigation, the driver of a 2021 Tesla Model 3 was traveling east on the westbound lanes. As a result, the Tesla collided head-on with a 2016 Acura ILX, causing the Tesla to erupt in flames.

Due to the impact of the collision, medics pronounced two occupants inside the Tesla dead at the scene. Crews also pronounced the 28-year-old male driver of the Acura from Coachella, dead at the scene. First responders closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided about the wrong-way collision on Interstate 8.

The Sweet James team sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victims. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 500-5200. For more accident news, click here.

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