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Press Release: Fatal Traffic Collision
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: December 12, 2017 Time: 05:00 AM
Incident Date: December 12, 2017 Time: 01:09 AM
Incident Location: Monroe St. North of Airport Blvd., La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant David Smith
File Number(s): LA173460007
Coroner's Release: 12-12-2017 Case #: 2017-13888


On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 1:09 a.m., officers from the La Quinta Police Department, responded to the area of Monroe St. and Airport Blvd., regarding a vehicle collision in the area.  Officers arrived on scene within minutes, along with personnel from Cal Fire, and learned a single vehicle had been involved in the collision. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

The La Quinta Police Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The cause of the collision is unknown. The victims’ name will not be released at this time, pending notification to next of kin by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the La Quinta Police Department Traffic Team at (760) 863-8990.

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


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