A 21-year-old woman was killed early Wednesday when her compact car veered off Interstate 10 and crashed into a tree.
Natalia Moreno of Coachella was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Spark that “traveled to the right off the roadway and collided with a tree” about 1:30 a.m., according to a California Highway Patrol report. “The Spark came to rest, on its wheels, within the dirt shoulder. The driver was wearing a seatbelt during the collision.”
Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover crash, which occurred between the Jackson Street and Golf Center Drive exits.
The crash remains under investigation, but preliminary reports indicate that alcohol or drugs were not believed to be factors.