1 Killed in Palm Desert Drunk Driving Crash

One person was killed in a drunk driving crash in Palm Desert earlier this month. The crash occurred around 10 p.m. near Monterey Avenue and Dinah Shore Drive. Police say 27-year-old Pedro Leon Castellanos was driving north on Monterey when he crashed into another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle died at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

Castellanos was taken to the hospital for his injuries. He was then arrested for driving under the influence. Eastbound lanes of Dinah Shore Drive were closed at Monterey Avenue while officials investigated. All lanes were back open Sunday morning.

Drunk driving takes thousands of innocent lives every year. In 2014, 9.967 people died in drunk driving crashes. These fatalities made up 31% of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.

“Our hearts go out to the victim’s loved ones during this difficult time,” 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, 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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