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Driver charged in suspected deadly DUI Crash in Indio


Update 12-28-2023: A 27-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence and crashing into the guard rail on Interstate 10, killing the female passenger in his vehicle, was charged today with DUI gross vehicular manslaughter.
Giovanny Michel Solis Rivero is set to be arraigned on the charge Thursday afternoon at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.

Update 12-26-2023:

The person killed in the crash is identified as 35-year-old Teresa Herrera of Desert Hot Springs.

The westbound I-10 has since reopened following the deadly crash.

CHP says a 27-year-old man from Palm Springs lost control and slammed his car into a concrete barrier.

Cal Fire says Herrera was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was taken to the hospital with no update on his injuries.

Investigators are now looking into what happened, but they believe alcohol may have been a factor.

Original Report

The California Highway Patrol has shut down the westbound I-10 Jefferson Street on-ramp due to a fatal crash. 

The crash was reported at 2:05 a.m. in Indio. 

Cal Fire confirmed that a single vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier. One victim died at the scene while the other has been transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. 

CHP is now investigating the crash. Traffic is being redirected until further notice on the Jefferson on-ramp and the third westbound lane as the investigation and debris cleanup continues.

Stay with News Channel 3 for updates on this developing story. 

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