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One dead, one hospitalized after wrong-way crash in Indio

One person has died and another has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash involving three vehicles on Avenue 42 and Jackson street.

A small car was driving on the wrong side of the street on Avenue 42nd around 7 a.m. when they crashed into a pick-up truck.

The crash caused the pick-up truck to collide with the vehicle behind it.

The driver of the small car was transferred to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The passenger of the car is hospitalized with serious injuries.

The drivers of the other vehicles did not sustain any serious injuries and are expected to be okay.

The eastbound lanes of Avenue 42 near Jackson Street were for several hours for clean-up of damage and investigation. All lanes were reopened by 2:50 p.m.

There is no word yet on why the driver was in the wrong lane.

Brandon Iriarte

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