Teen killed in Indio DUI crash

POSTED: 04:31 PM PST Mar 03, 2013    UPDATED: 12:05 PM PST Mar 04, 2013 
INDIO, Calif. -

Indio Police say a drunken teen-age driver crashed his Jeep early Sunday in Indio. One passenger was ejected and died of his injuries.

Officers received a 911 call at 4 a.m. about the crash, at Adams Street and Avenue 40, Indio police Administrative Officer Benjamin Guitron said.

The passenger who appeared to be in his late teens was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, where he died of his injuries.

A female passenger left the scene but ended up at a local hospital. Officers expect to interview her about how the fatal crash happened, Guitron said.

A fourth person may have also been in the Jeep, but that has not been confirmed as the investigation was ongoing.

The driver was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, but his name was not released.

Indio Police asked anyone who saw crash or knows how it happened to call at (760) 391-4051. Tipsters wanting to remain anonymous can also call (760) 341-7867.