Firefighters responded to the scene and found the semi-truck overturned and fully engulfed by fire.

Coachella Valley Crash
One Person Killed in Coachella Valley Crash

Coachella Valley, Calif. – One person is dead following a two-vehicle traffic collision on Interstate 10 in Coachella Valley late Saturday night, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The deadly crash happened at about 11:53 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 10 about 1.6 miles west of Box Canyon Road Unincorporated Coachella between Cactus City and Chiriaco Summit.

According to Cal Fire, a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle were involved in the crash. Firefighters responded to the scene and found the semi-truck overturned and fully engulfed by fire.

One of the drivers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

The incident impacted the eastbound lanes of 10 Freeway for about 4 hours as fire crews worked at the scene.

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What To Do Immediately After A Car Accident

The aftermath of a car accident can be a traumatizing and disorienting experience. It is therefore important to stay calm and prioritize your safety and that of those involved in the crash. Below is a step-by-step guide on what to do to navigate the aftermath of a crash and protect your interests.

  1. Stay calm and check on injuries. – Calmly assess yourself for injuries before making sure everyone else is okay.
  2. Prioritize safety – Move your vehicle to a safe location and activate the hazard lights to alert other drivers. Exit the vehicle to avoid the risk of secondary collisions.
  3. Contact the police and emergency services – Call the police as soon as possible and ask for an ambulance if anyone has been injured. The police will document the incident and prepare a report of the incident.
  4. Exchange information – Exchange contact and insurance information with all the involved parties. If there are witnesses, try to get their contact information as well.
  5. Document the accident- Take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to vehicles, license plates, and the surrounding area. Keep copies of the police report, medical bills, injury treatment plans, and any other documents related to the accident.
  6. Do not admit fault – Provide accurate information to the police and don’t talk with the other parties’ insurance companies before speaking to your attorney. Also, avoid signing any documents without a clear understanding of their implications.
  7. Contact your insurance company – Notify your insurance company as soon as possible and provide them with accurate information about the accident.
  8. Seek medical treatment – It is advisable to seek medical attention regardless of the severity of your injuries since some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  9. Call a car accident lawyer – A personal injury attorney will help you understand your legal options and assist you in filing a personal injury claim if necessary.