Hemet woman killed in desert crash

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CATHEDRAL CITY (CNS) – A 47-year-old Hemet woman died Monday after the vehicle she was driving smashed into a cement median in Cathedral City, authorities said.

Officers responded just after midnight to the scene of a car crash on Dinah Shore Drive, east of Cathedral Canyon Drive, the Cathedral City Police Department reported, where they found a single vehicle had crashed into the center median.

The driver, Annette Sepulveda, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

A male passenger suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police said.

A preliminary investigation showed the vehicle was traveling east on Dinah Shore and collided with the cement median at “a high rate of speed,” according to a police statement.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Cathedral City Police Department at 760-770-0300.