On a busy Labor Day weekend, there were three crashes on Hill roads. Officer Edward Nunez, California Highway Patrol Pass Station, read reports of the officers who responded to the incidents.
At 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, Angel Jimenez, 30, of Indio, was driving his white 2003 Ford Expedition eastbound on Highway 74, ½ mile east of Ribbonwood Drive in Pinyon, when he caused his vehicle to run off the road, hitting the mountainside. There were no arrests or injuries.
At 7:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Heriberto Isla Sluna, 18, of Coachella, was driving his white 2001 Ford Mustang northbound on Highway 243 just north of the intersection with Highway 74. At the same time, Paula Klein, 59, of Laguna Beach, was driving her gray Honda Insight southbound on 243. For unknown reasons, Sluna crossed over the double-yellow line colliding head-on with Klein’s vehicle. There were no injuries and no alcohol or drugs involved in the incident, according to the CHP report.
At 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Oscar Zamora, 23 , of Hemet, was driving his blue 2000 Acura Integra westbound on Highway 74 east of South Fork Trail when, for unknown reasons, he ran off the road and struck a metal sign. Zamora was uninjured and there was no arrest.