Three collisions occurred on Highway 74 last week, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier.
On April 27 at 8:10 a.m., Claudio Carrasco Morales, 27 of San Jacinto, was driving a white 2007 Toyota Tacoma eastbound on Highway 74 just east of Keen Camp Road at about 50 mph. Morales drifted onto the righthand side of the road while coming around a corner, striking the mountainside. The vehicle rolled three times coming to a rest on the highway. Morales was uninjured and his vehicle was towed by Idyllwild Garage.
On April 28 at 8:30 p.m., Daniel Hunt, 34 of La Habra, was driving a silver 2017 Nissan Rouge eastbound on Highway 74 just west of Carrizo Road at approximately 50-60 mph when he drifted into the righthand side of the highway, hitting the mountainside, losing control, and rolling his vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest on its roof, blocking the highway. Hunt was uninjured and the vehicle was towed by Valley Auto.
On April 25 at 12:34 p.m., Laurent Fischer, 56 of San Francisco, was driving a blue 2020 Tesla Model 3 northbound on Scenic Drive north of Highway 74 at a stated speed of 30-35 mph when he got distracted while looking at wildlife, according the CHP report. He crossed the middle of the roadway resulting in a head-on collision with Stanton Ford Greene, 86 of Rancho Mirage, who was driving southbound on Scenic Drive at 10-15 mph in his gray 2008 Infiniti M45. Greene and his passenger were transported to a local hospital by AMR with minor injuries. The vehicle was towed by Palms to Pines. Fischer was uninjured and his vehicle was towed by a private tow company.