The Riverside County Coroner has released the identities of two people that were killed in a car crash early this morning.
52-year-old Gilberto Gomez of Indio and 17-year-old Oscar Juarez Barrios of Mecca were killed when two vehicles collided near Highway 111 and Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert.
CAL FIRE officials said the two-car crash happened a little after 4:30 a.m. and involved three people.
The third victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Traffic Collision w/Extrication: RPT@ 4:33 A.M. HWY 111 X Fred Waring Dr. in Palm Desert. Two vehicles, with three victims; two victims perished at the scene and one victim with serious injuries was transported by ground ambulance. RSO is investigating. #FredIC pic.twitter.com/RcSuhhH8zU— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) September 12, 2021
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating the crash. Stay with News Channel 3 for updates.