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61-Year-Old Woman Killed in Fatal Crash near Overture Drive in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA (March 18, 2021) – Tuesday morning, authorities identified 61-year-old Martha Martinez after a rollover accident on Highway 111.

Officers received reports of the collision around 6:45 a.m., on March 16. Emergency crews arrived to the southbound lanes on the highway near Angel Canyon Trail.

Martinez was driving a southbound 1999 Ford Explorer when the car drifted onto the right shoulder and slammed through a cable fence along the road.

As a result of the impact, the Ford overturned before coming to a stop on its wheels in the desert area adjacent to the highway. Investigators say Martha Martinez was not wearing a seat belt, and consequently died on scene.

At this time, California Highway Patrol does not believe that drugs or alcohol played a factor. However, an active investigation remains ongoing.

Once available, more information will be provided to the public.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Martha Martinez. May you find comfort and strength through the memories of your loved one.


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