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Ricardo Meza Arrested Fatal Crash Palm Desert Fred Waring Drive

Ricardo Meza Arrested Fatal Crash Palm Desert Fred Waring Drive

Ricardo Meza, 24, ID’d as Suspect in Palm Desert Fatal Car Crash

PALM DESERT, CA (March 3, 2022) – Authorities detained Ricardo Meza after a car crash that killed several people last year in Palm Desert.

Deputies identified the 24-year-old Palm Desert man as the suspect in the fatal wreck which occurred on December 28, 2022.

The incident happened when Ricardo Meza was driving a 2021 Honda Accord at a high rate of speed west on Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert.

At the same time, a 2015 Nissan Sentra was trying to make a turn in the area of Fred Waring and Adonis drives. Officers said speeding driver then struck the Nissan at the intersection.

3 Killed in Wreck

The Desert Sun and My News LA wrote that the collision took place at about 7:15 p.m. Three people riding the Sentra ended up trapped inside their as a result of the accident.

All three occupants died at the scene of the incident. The coroner’s office identified the victims as Elena Morron, 84, of Los Angeles; and Abel Alvarado, 69, and Yolanda Alvarado, 65, both of Anza.

Ricardo Meza survived the crash with non-life-threatening injuries. Paramedics arrived and rushed the patient to a hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, deputies soon arrested and booked Ricardo Meza into the John Benoit Detention Center. The Palm Desert crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Station at 760-836-1600 or the Crime Stoppers at 800-782-7463(CRIME).

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Sources: The Desert Sun and My News LA

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