Suspect in Fatal Collision Accused of Drugged Driving

Authorities arrested a man who caused a fatal collision in Palm Springs last month. According to Palm Springs police, 50-year old Robert Garcia Jr. was under the influence of drugs when he crashed his sedan into an SUV around 5:50 p.m.

Garcia was driving south on Sunrise Way when he turned left on Amado Road in front of an oncoming SUV. Garcia’s passenger, 39-year-old Keyon Parks, died at the scene. A second passenger in the sedan suffered major injuries. Two occupants of the SUV also sustained moderate injuries. All three were rushed to the hospital after the crash.

Fatal Collision Suspect Faces Murder Charges

Police closed the intersection until 1 a.m. while they investigated. Garcia faces several charges, including murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs. If you witnessed the crash, you can contact Palm Springs police at (760) 323-8125.

“Driving under the influence can yield devastating consequences. Our thoughts are with Mr. Parks’ family and friends,” 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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