Travis Glauser, 37, of Palm Desert, was traveling eastbound on Highway 74 at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, when he lost control of his 2006 Triumph motorcycle, laying it down within the roadway near Big Horn Drive in Palm Desert (mile marker 85.4).

Glauser was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:48 p.m. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The incident is under investigation, but at this time alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to Officer Stephanie Hamilton, California Highway Patrol, Indio Station.

On Monday, June 8, two vehicles collided head on in Anza on Terwilliger Road resulting in one fatality and one major injury. At about 1:40 p.m., William Gibson, 56, of Anza, was driving his blue 1994 Ford Ranger northbound on Terwilliger Road approaching the intersection of Ovenshire Road. Steven Rusing, 51, also of Anza, was driving his blue Saturn SL1 southbound on Terwilliger toward the approaching Ford Ranger when one of the vehicles crossed over the center line resulting in the head-on collision. Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

Gibson suffereed major injuries and was transported to the Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar. Rusing was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and died at the scene. Alcohol and/or drugs have not been ruled out as a contributing factor and the incident remains under investigation.

Also on Monday, June 8, at about 6 p.m., a large recreational vehicle traveling south on Highway 74 below Mountain Center crossed the yellow line and careened into and lodged against the side of the mountain on the east side of the roadway. At the time of this writing, CHP had no further details or a formal report.