Two Fatal Crashes Mar Christmas Eve In The Desert

A Desert Hot Springs woman has been killed in a crash on Interstate 10 in Indio.

35 year old  Teresa Herrera was a passenger in a car heading west on I-10 near Jefferson Street just after 2 in the morning on Sunday  December 24th 2023.

The car was being driven by a 27 year old man from Palm Springs.

He crashed into a concrete barrier, and suffered serious injuries.

Herrera was ejected and killed.

The CHP says alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.


A Cathedral City woman has been killed in a hit and run crash on Date Palm Drive. 

The victim is identified as 48 year old Enma Calbillo.

She was in a car heading south on Date Palm Drive south of Varner Road just before 11:30 at night on Sunday December 24th 2023.

Another car driven by 21 year old Angel Torres of  Cathedral City was also traveling on Date Palm Drive and made a turn into oncoming traffic that was heading south.  Torres hit 2 other vehicles then took off.

He has since been arrested. 

Alcohol or drugs may have been factors in this crash.



Picture of the entrance to a hospital emergency room.

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