Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Fatal Collision / #1905C-6929

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Fatal Collision / #1905C-6929

Date/Time Reported: May 31, 2019 / 0204 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: Vista Chino Rd. @ Landau Blvd. Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Isaac Gallardo
Age:      19
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA

Name:   Unidentified at this time
City of Residence:

On 5/31/19 at 0204 hours, CCPD Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision at Vista Chino and Landau Blvd.  Upon arrival officers discovered a 2019 Toyota Supra collided into the southeast traffic signal pole, causing significant damage to the front and driver’s side of the vehicle.  CCFD Paramedics were dispatched to the collision, however, the male driver, Isaac Gallardo, 19 years old from Cathedral City was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The passenger, a 20-year old female from Cathedral City was transported to the hospital where she was treated and later released. CCPD traffic investigators are completing their investigation which has revealed the driver was eastbound on Vista Chino and collided with a large traffic signal pole at the south/east portion of the intersection.  The preliminary investigation revealed speed and fatigue may have been factors in this collision.  Alcohol/drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision. The roadway was closed for a period of time but all lanes are reopened and there are no detours at this time.

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