1 Killed in Desert Center Rollover Crash
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A driver was killed Sunday in a Desert Center rollover crash. The fatal accident occurred just before 11 a.m. on eastbound I-10, just west of Highway 177. Authorities have identified the victim as 40-year-old Rachel Lopez of Moreno Valley.

Lopez was driving a 2003 Toyota Prius eastbound when the vehicle went off the road. The car then rolled over in the center median. There were four occupants in the vehicle when it crashed, including two minors and a 48-year-old man. The children suffered minor injuries and the adult passenger sustained moderate injuries.

The crash shut down the freeway for 30 minutes for the helicopter to land. Lopez was airlifted to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:53 p.m. Police are investigating the crash, but they do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved. All the occupants of the Prius were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

“Our condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. It’s heartbreaking to hear about yet another fatality along this dangerous stretch of I-10,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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