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PALM DESERT: Fatal crash closes Hwy. 74

PALM DESERT: Fatal crash closes Hwy. 74


A nighttime crash killed one person and closed a mountain highway in both directions above Palm Desert, according to Riverside County Fire Department officials and the California Highway Patrol website.

The wreck was reported at 7:34 p.m. Thursday, June 4, along Highway 74 near Bighorn Drive, about two miles southwest of the highway’s switchback turns.

The victim died at the scene, fire officials said in a written statement.

A Sigalert was issued at 8:39 p.m. after emergency crews shut down the two lane highway.

Details of the crash were not available.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

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