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Highway 62 open again near Desert Hot Springs following fatal collision

State Highway 62 was closed to traffic early Thursday morning after a multi-vehicle collision near Desert Hot Springs, but was reopened before 7:00 a.m.

Police and firefighters were called to the intersection of State Highway 62 at N. Indian Canyon Drive at 2:27 a.m. where one person was declared dead at the scene.

One car ended up in a roadside ditch and another stopped in the intersection. It was being loaded on top of a tow truck.

There was damage to one traffic signal light.

Caltrans crews were on-scene making repairs.

Eastbound lanes of State Highway 62 were closed to traffic as of 4:30 a.m. traveling toward Morongo Valley and the high desert but were expected to be reopened by 6:00 a.m.  One lane was open as of 7:00 a.m.

North Indian Canyon Drive was also closed at the scene.

State Highway 62 westbound lanes into the Coachella Valley were open, but expect delays if you're headed that way.

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for updates.

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