Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release Fatal Traffic Collision 2106-1229

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Issuing Employee: Sergeant Heather Olsen – 760-770-0398 – holsen@cathedralcity.gov
Type of Case: Fatal Traffic Collision / #2106-1229

Date/Time of Crime:
June 5, 2021 / 1303 hrs.

Location of Occurrence: Dinah Shore Dr. x Cathedral Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA.


Summary:

On June 5, 2021, at approximately 1303 hours, Cathedral City Police Department (CCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Dinah Shore Drive and Cathedral Canyon Drive regarding a traffic collision involving three vehicles. Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male in his vehicle with major injuries. The Cathedral City Fire Department responded to the scene and the male driver succumbed to his injuries. The identity of the driver of the vehicle is not being released at this time. An additional driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The Cathedral City Police Department Traffic Team is investigating the collision and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. Eastbound traffic on Dinah Shore Drive is currently closed while the collision is under investigation. We approximate the closure to remain for an additional two hours.

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