PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – A 73-year-old man died and another driver was injured Wednesday in a collision near Palm Springs International Airport.
The crash was reported about 9:40 a.m. at the intersection of Ramon Road and Kirk Douglas Way. According to Palm Springs Fire Department Capt. Nathan Gunkel, one vehicle struck the side of another, fatally injuring one of the drivers and resulting in minor to moderate injuries to the other man.
A third vehicle was also involved, but that driver avoided injury.
William Armstrong was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, where the Palm Springs resident died less than hour after the crash, coroner’s officials said.
The crash temporarily forced the closure of multiple roads near the airport for several hours for the crash investigation and wreckage removal.
Location: Westbound Ramon from Gene Autry to Kirk Douglas, Northbound Calle Santa Cruz from Calle de Ricardo, Eastbound Ramon from Calle Santa Cruz to Kirk Douglas, and Southbound Airport Center Dr at Kirk Douglas
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