Head-on crash involving injuries
At 9:03 p.m. Friday, March 16, Lili Crow, 32, of Hemet, driving a green 1997 Toyota Tercel, made an unsafe turn and hit a tree on Highway 243, three-tenths of a mile north of Highway 74, according to the California Highway Patrol report. Crow was arrested for driving under the influence after failing a field sobriety test and giving a blood sample at the scene.
Crow had two children in the car, ages 4 and 10. Crow’s two young children were not injured because they were wearing seat belts. Both children were taken to the Idyllwild Fire Station to wait for family to pick them up.
At 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18, Noah Bischof, 33, of Idyllwild, crossed over double-yellow lines while going east on Highway 74 driving a 2014 Ford Explorer, and had a head-on collision with Noe Diaz, 44, of Perris, who was traveling west on Highway 74 in a white 1991 Nissan, according to CHP.
Bischof was transported to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center by American Medical Response. Mercy Air transported Diaz to Desert Regional Medical Center. Both vehicles were towed by Idyllwild Garage.