The Palm Springs Police Department confirmed on Monday that a pregnant woman and her unborn baby were killed in a crash last week along Gene Autry Road.
The crash occurred Thursday evening on N Gene Autry Trail & Salvia Road, just off the I-10 exit.
On Monday, Sgt. Mike Casavan confirmed that a woman, 9-months pregnant, was driving a vehicle with her two small children when the crash occurred.
The Riverside County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Esmeralda Reyes, 24, of Desert Hot Springs.
Casavan told News Channel 3 that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two small children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. According to a GoFundMe page, started by loved ones, the two children are ages 2 & 3.
There was no information on what led to the crash. Sgt. Casavan says the cause remains under investigation.
Family has started a GoFundMe page raising money to help lay Esmeralda and her unborn daughter to rest. Click here to donate.
Stay with News Channel 3 for any updates.