Near Cathedral City -

The driver of a pick-up truck is in critical condition after a head-on crash with a semi-truck Thursday night on Date Palm Drive between Interstate 10 and Varner Road, just north of Cathedral City.

The crash happened just before 9:00 p.m..  Police shut down the off-ramp of Interstate 10 while they worked to get the driver out of the pick-up truck.  Crews were going to remain on scene for a couple of hours to clean-up the wreck.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.