COACHELLA, Calif. - One woman is dead and another in the hospital after getting hit by a reckless driver in Coachella. It happened at 7:10 Sunday evening on Calhoun street between Avenue 49 and Las Plumas.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation. Deputies say the Indio police department received calls of a reckless driver in a white truck Sunday evening. The male driver led police on a chase into Coachella where he struck two women who were walking southbound on Calhoun street. The driver finally stopped on the sidewalk at the intersection of Calhoun and Las Plumas. He was taken into police custody.
Investigators say they expect Calhoun between Avenue 49 and 50 to remain closed until the early morning hours.
The investigation is ongoing.