Two Fatal I-10 Crashes Occur Over Holiday Weekend
Two Fatal I-10 Crashes Occur Over Holiday Weekend

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating two fatal I-10 crashes that occurred Friday. The first crash happened on eastbound I-10 just east of State Route 177 in Desert Center around 1:35 p.m. According to police logs, a vehicle went off the right side of the freeway. The car then crashed through a fence.

The driver, 66-year-old Roberto Estrada of San Jose, died at the scene. A second occupant was hospitalized for moderate injuries. Officers have not yet released the cause of the fatal crash.

The second accident occurred on westbound I-10 east of Hayfield Road in Chiriaco Summit at 8:13 p.m. Police say that vehicle also ran off the freeway. Three people were injured in the crash. One of the patients was severely injured and was airlifted to the hospital. The two others suffered moderate injuries in the crash. They were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Around 11 p.m., police reported 17-year-old Erick Rodriguez Leyva of Phoenix had died from his injuries.

It is not yet clear what caused these accidents. The CHP is investigating the two fatal I-10 crashes.

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by these fatal crashes. Unfortunately, holiday weekends nearly always result in more fatal accidents,” 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 in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 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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