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Woman Killed In Thousand Palms Crash

A woman was killed Tuesday in a car accident on Varner Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officers at the scene told News Channel 3 a truck traveling westbound on Varner broadsided a Saturn that was pulling out to make a left hand turn on Varner from Boca Chica Trail.

The driver of the Saturn was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Riverside County Coroner. Her identity was being kept private until her family was notified.

The two occupants of the truck were taken to the hospital. Officers said they were injured, but should be ok.

Officers warned that this intersection is extremely dangerous because there is no signal light.

KESQ News Team

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