DESERT HOT SPRINGS (June 5, 2014) – A two car crash involving two Toyota sedans on Thursday morning left Maria Soto Caballero with fatal injuries. The accident happened at 5:15 a.m. and involved two vehicles.
According to officials, Caballero was in one of the vehicles that struck another vehicle head-on. The location of the accident was on the southbound side of Palm Drive, south of Camino Campanero. Caballero was pronounced dead at the scene from the traumatic force of the accident. The 65 year old was a resident of Desert Hot Springs.
Three other people were transported to nearby Desert Regional Medical Center with serious to major injuries. The second car involved, a Toyota, burst into flames after the accident.
Investigators are interviewing witnesses and trying to determine what happened. Witnesses should contact the Desert Hot Springs Police Department at (760) 329-2904.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Maria Soto Caballero in her untimely death.