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Press Release: Fatal Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 30, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM
Incident Date: November 30, 2018 Time: 3:51 PM
Incident Location: Desert Greens Dr. South & Chimney Flats Dr., Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): T183340129
Coroner's Release: December 3, 2018 Case #: 2018-14192

Details:

On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 3:51 PM, traffic officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to the area of Desert Greens Dr. S. and Chimney Flats Dr, in reference to a reported traffic collision involving a golf cart and vehicle.  Preliminary investigation revealed the golf cart was traveling eastbound on Desert Greens S. and attempted to turn left onto Chimney Flats Dr. when it collided with a vehicle traveling westbound.  An elderly female driver of one of the vehicles was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol/drugs were a factor of the collision.

The investigation to determine the cause of the collision is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has further information is asked to call Officer Miller from the Palm Desert Police Department’s Traffic Team at (760) 836-1600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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