HOLTVILLE — A driver traveling alone on eastbound Interstate 8 drifted over the dirt center median and collided head-on with a vehicle traveling west, killing that driver and causing major injuries to two passengers on Monday, Jan. 3.
The driver killed was a 75-year-old man from Sedona, Arizona, who succumbed to blunt-force trauma injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred about 12:40 p.m. on I-8 west of Anderholt Road, the CHP reported.
The man who was killed was driving a 2019 Lexus and his passengers, both women, one 78 and one 53, were transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, a Level 4 trauma unit.
The driver who ran into the Lexus, a 61-year-old male from Ocotillo in a 2007 Chevy, was also transported to Desert Regional.