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Coroner ID's person killed in Thursday crash in Cabazon

24-year old Cameron Frances named as victim

CABAZON, Calif. - Friday 9am UPDATE:  The Riverside County Coroner's Office has identified the driver killed in Thursday's accident in Cabazon as 24-year old Cameron Frances of Beaumont. He was the passenger in the vehicle.

Thursday noon Update:  The person who died in the crash was a 24-year-old-man from Banning, who was a passenger in the SUV.  His name has not been released.  The driver of the SUV was identified as 34-year-old Beaumont resident Gilbert Serrano.  He was injured in the crash, and was taken by ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

The CHP says the men were traveling eastbound in the SUV, when the tread on one of the vehicle's tires "separated completely from the tire".  The driver lost control of the SUV, which crossed four lanes of traffic, and crashed into the back end of a semi truck, which had stopped on the shoulder of the freeway. 

The CHP says drugs and alcohol did not play a factor in the crash.

Two lanes of eastbound traffic were closed for three hours.

The crash happened at 5:55 Thursday morning.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

UPDATE: The crash involved an SUV and a truck.

The California Highway Patrol says one person died in a car accident on Interstate 10.

The crash happened Thursday morning at 6:15.

Another person in the car had to be pulled from the wreckage.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes near Malki road.  Two eastbound lanes were closed while crews cleared the scene.

No word  yet on a cause.


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