Pickup-SUV Collision Near Sunview Road Kills 45-Year-Old Woman

PALO ALTO, CA (April 17, 2023)Katherine Loarie was killed and three others sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Palo Alto. The fatal collision happened around 12:20 p.m. on eastbound State Route 62, just east of Sunview Rod. According to the CHP, a 2023 Nisan Rouge yielded on the right shoulder just before turning left. However, a 2018 Ford F-250 pickup going east collided with the driver’s side of the Nissan. Unfortunately, the Nissan driver, identified as 45-year-old Katherine Loarie sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. Her 47-year-old male passenger from Switzerland was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for treatment of major injuries. Meanwhile, the 68-year-old male Ford driver from Muskego Wisconsin and his 67-year-old female passenger sustained moderate injuries. Paramedics transported both to Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The California Highway Patrol claimed that drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the incident. Palo Alto Officials continue to investigate the State Route 62 two-vehicle crash.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Katherine Loarie.
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