Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release – Fatal Traffic Crash/ 2209C-0897

Date: September 4, 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police Department (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Barnett
Type of Case: Fatal Traffic Crash/ 2209C-0897

Date/Time Reported: September 4, 2022, at 0831 hours
Location of Occurrence: Date Palm Driver south of Varner Road, Cathedral City

Name: Unknown
Age: Unknown
City of Residence: Unknown

Synopsis of Incident:
On September 4, 2022, at approximately 0831 hours, Cathedral City Police officers responded to traffic crash involving two vehicles on Ramon Road south of Varner Road. Cathedral City Fire also responded and found the driver of one vehicle succumbed to his injuries.

Based on statements collected, a vehicle traveling northbound on Date Palm Drive crossed over into the south bound lanes. At the time there were two vehicles traveling southbound, the first vehicle was able to maneuver out of the path of the northbound vehicle, the second vehicle did not have enough time to maneuver, and the northbound vehicle crashed head-on into the second southbound vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle succumbed to his injuries, the occupants of second southbound vehicle suffered moderate injuries and were transported to the hospital.

If you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0300; or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:; or email You may also report information anonymously through Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers, by calling (760) 341-STOP; or through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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