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Car and big rig crash head on in Palm Springs

Two people were hurt when a woman crashed head-on with a big rig early Saturday morning near Palm Springs, according to California Highway Patrol.

CHP says the woman was driving on the frontage road Garnet, when for some reason she veered onto the eastbound I-10 near Indian Canyon around 3:30 a.m.

The driver hit a big rig head-on, causing both vehicles to catch on fire. CHP says the rig “burned to the ground before the VIN or plate number could be obtained.”

The woman was taken to a local hospital with major injuries, while the big-rig driver had minor injuries.

CHP says the cause of the crash is under investigation, including whether alcohol or drugs are a factor.

Two lanes of the freeway were still closed at 6:30 a.m., three hours after the crash.

KESQ News Team

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