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Person dies in fiery I-10 crash

A person was killed in a car accident in Palm Desert, authorities said Sunday.

Police say a driver hit a big rig on westbound Interstate 10 at the Cook Street exit around 3 a.m. Sunday.

The big rig driver tells California Highway Patrol he did not know a car had hit his rig, and drove with the car attached and on fire for about 200 yards.

Police say the driver of the car died on the scene. They are unable to release his or her identity at this time.

Two lanes of the I-10 westbound are expected to open again by 9 a.m.

KESQ News Team

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