THOUSAND PALMS: One dead in car crash

THOUSAND PALMS – One person was killed and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Thousand Palms this afternoon.

The collision was reported at 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of Thousand Palms Canyon and Ramon roads, where two people had to be cut out of crumpled vehicles by firefighters, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

One person died at the scene, while the injured victim was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

Authorities closed down the intersection, as well as the intersection of Thousand Palms Canyon at Dillon Road, north of the crash scene.

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