DUI Driver Arrested after Fatal Rear-End Accident near Gateway Drive

PALM SPRINGS, CA (July 7, 2022) – Early Sunday morning Gabriel Casiano Martinez was killed in a DUI collision on Highway 111.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., just north of Gateway Drive. Following investigations, officers determined that Jackson George rear-ended another vehicle.

The passenger in the other vehicle, identified as 56-year-old Martinez of Gardena, died at the scene. Meanwhile, the 55-year-old driver in the same vehicle, sustained minor injuries.

Authorities later arrested 34-year-old George, of Whitewater for driving under the influence.

No further details regarding the collision have been released to the public at this time; however, more information will be provided once made available.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Gabriel Casiano Martinez.


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