Four Killed in Big Rig Truck Crash Near Desert Center in Riverside County

Four Killed in Big Rig Truck Crash Near Desert Center in Riverside County

ON June 02, 2017

Fatal head-on collision between sedan and big rig truck on Monday in Riverside County

Four people died in a trucking accident that occurred about 19 miles north of Desert Center in Riverside County last Monday, reported Los Angeles Times.

According to the article, the accident occurred between a big rig truck and a passenger vehicle around 19 miles outside of Desert Center on two-lane Highway 177 near Joshua Tree National Park.  The crash occurred just before 3:11 p.m.

Per the article, there were six CHP officers who responded to the accident as well as 11 firefighters from the Riverside County Fire Department and Cal Fire/Riverside.

Additionally, an eyewitness mentions in the article that he saw the sedan cross the center line into the northbound lane and hit the big rig truck head-on, as mentioned in the article.

A representative from the California Highway Patrol stated that three people died at the scene when authorities arrived and a fourth victim died at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after being airlifted from the crash by paramedics.  Their names are currently being withheld from public release.

Currently, the fatal crash is being investigated by the authorities and further details will be released at a later time.

From The May Firm, we hope for peace for all parties involved at this time.  Our office knows too well the severity of these situations and offer our most heartfelt condolences to those affected by the truck accident.

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