Curbside Crash Kills One, Injures One
CATHEDRAL CITY - A maintenance worker is dead, a co-worker injured when a car slammed into them as they stood near a curb in Cathedral City.
It happened about 2:00 pm Thursday, according to Cathedral City police. The two workers had parked their truck and utility trailer on northbound Cathedral Canyon and were standing nearby when a car, driven by Mitchell Sanchez, 30, slammed into the back of the trailer.
Police say one of the workers was crushed between the trailer and Sanchez' vehicle and died at the scene. His name has not yet been released.
The other worker, John Macias, 51, landed on grass with major injuries. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
Officers say Sanchez is cooperating with the investigation.