Rafael Chavez Fatal Crash on Indio Boulevard, Flower Street

 Rafael Chavez Fatal Crash on Indio Boulevard, Flower Street

Deadly Crash on Indio Boulevard

INDIO, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2023) — Rafael Chavez, 23, of Coachella, died in a fatal, two-vehicle crash on Indio Boulevard happened Sunday afternoon, just east of Flower Street.

The collision occurred around 2 p.m. on Sept. 17th in Riverside County, according to a report by KESQ News 3.

One of the vehicles knocked down a power pole during the crash.

The Indio Police Department responded to the scene and learned that the driver of a black pickup truck allegedly made a U-turn into the path of an oncoming a Jeep. The driver in the Jeep reportedly lost control and collided with the power pole.

Sadly, the Jeep’s driver, Rafael Chavez was thrown out of his vehicle. He suffered major injuries and was transported the person to a hospital where he later died at 2:57 p.m. the same day, according to the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

Meanwhile, the pickup truck driver was also hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

The case remains under investigation.


Johnson Attorneys Group handles personal injury cases such as the one above, but we do not represent those involved in this collision. Our law firm provides this news information to be helpful to anyone seeking information about accidents throughout California. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions about an injury collision, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible. Our personal injury law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: KESQ News 3

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