• May 31, 2017

4 Killed in Riverside County, CA, 18-wheeler Accident on Highway 177

Riverside County, CA -- May 29, 2017, four people were killed as the result of an accident where a car and an 18-wheeler collided on Highway 177.

The California State Highway Patrol was called out to investigate the accident, which they say took place at around 3:00 p.m. on the eastern edge of Joshua Tree National Park.

According to preliminary police investigations, a car with four occupants was traveling along the southbound lane of the highway. Police claim the car went into oncoming traffic in an attempt to pass traffic. This put it in the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler, and a head-on collision occurred.

As a result of the collision, three of the four occupants were killed at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital for intensive care, but he later died there. Additional injuries were not reported.

Police did not release identifying information nor further details surrounding the crash. Investigations are ongoing.

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