Deadly Crash East Of Desert Stops I-10 Traffic
Cars Backed Up 30 Miles
POSTED: 9:27 pm PST November 27, 2011
UPDATED: 10:38 pm PST November 27, 2011
DESERT CENTER, Calif. – A rollover crash on westbound Interstate 10 Sunday killed one person and has three others recovering, according to the California Highway Patrol. It happened around 11:30 a.m., about 8 miles west of Desert Center. 54 year-old Carlos Rivera Hernandez was driving a pick-up truck, when he lost control and it rolled into on-coming traffic, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Hernandez died in the crash. Other drivers stopped and rushed to the aid of those people pinned underneath the flipped truck. CHP officers made it to the scene just as several people lifted it up and pulled a woman to safety. The three passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. Officials have not released any of the passengers names. No other cars were involved. The crash backed up traffic on the freeway for 30 miles at one point. And it was still slow moving even after officers reopened all the lanes at 3:16 p.m.
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