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Head-On Collision in Desert Hot Springs Leaves One Fatality

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA (July 23, 2021) – A fatal head-on crash on Thursday claimed the life of a woman in Desert Hot Springs, police said.

The deadly incident occurred around 6 P.M. on North Indian Canyon Drive near Mission Lakes Boulevard.

Later on, investigators determined that an eastbound Kia Rio veered into the pathway of a pickup on the opposite lane.

As a result, the two vehicles collided head-on and killed the 27-year-old female passenger of the Kia.

Meanwhile, paramedics transported the 28-year-old driver to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. In addition, the driver of the pick-up complained about the pain after the crash.

Police shut down a stretch of North Indian Canyon Drive in Desert Hot Springs for more than five hours to investigate the head-on crash.


Our sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.


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