One Dead, 2 Others Injured in Crash
Witnesses say two cars were racing on Highway 111 when a third car turned in front of them. Video by kmir6.comvideo
RANCHO MIRAGE - A crash on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage has taken the life of a woman, while two others were taken to hospital with injuries.
Riverside County Sheriff''s say the woman, described as in her 80s, and a man in his 70s were making a left turn across Highway 111 just before 3:00p.m. when their Ford Focus was struck by one, or possibly two, vehicles. Witnesses have told KMIR6 that two vehicles, both BMW's, were racing on 111 when the Ford crossed in front of them during their left turn. Police have not confirmed if speed was a factor. Both drivers of the BMW's were detained.
The occupants of the Ford Focus were cut from their vehicle by rescue crews. It's unconfirmed if the woman died en route to the hospital or after arrival.
A man in his 70s who was in the Focus was rushed to hospital with major injuries, along with the driver of the BMW who sustained what are described as moderate injuries.