14-Year-Old Killed, 14 Hurt in Alleged DUI Accident on Avenue 48 in Indio, CA
Indio, CA -- An alleged DUI collision left an unidentified 14-year-old boy dead, and injured 14 others in the area of Indio, CA Monday, December 26, 2017.
The report claims a Ford Explorer driven by Juan Alvarez Gomez was headed south on Monroe Street when the incident happened. The Ford was allegedly traveling at excessive speeds when it hit multiple vehicles. The Ford then rear-ended a separate car, which then caused a second rear-end collision.
The unidentified 14-year-old victim was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center and was initially listed in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.
By the end of the multi-vehicle incident, a total of 14 people were left with minor injuries.
The incident is currently being investigated as a drunk driving incident.
Mr. Gomez has since been charged with multiple offenses related to the incident.
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