• Man Who Died in Vehicle Crash Near Desert Center Identified

    (CNS) – A man who died in a single-vehicle collision near Desert Center was identified Wednesday. Bruce Falconer, 61, of Ramona was found dead at the scene of Tuesday’s crash, which took place near the intersection of state Highway 62 and Rice Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said that, for reasons […]

  • Suspicious Death Investigation Underway Into Body Found in Desert Center

    (CNS) – An investigation was underway Monday following the discovery of a man’s body under suspicious circumstances in Desert Center. Deputies were sent about 4 p.m. Sunday to an agricultural area near Oasis and Kaiser roads, where they found the man dead inside a structure, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Espinoza. Sheriff’s officials […]

  • Eleven People Injured in Desert Center Crash

    A two-vehicle collision on the 10 Freeway in Desert Center Monday injured 11 people, including two rushed to hospitals in helicopters, authorities said. The crash was reported at 2:45 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway east of Corn Springs Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Two patients suffered serious injuries and nine patients suffered […]

  • Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Truck on I-10 Near Desert Center

    A pedestrian was struck by a truck and fatally injured Monday on Interstate 10 near Desert Center. The collision was reported about 6:20 p.m. on the westbound side of the interstate just west of Desert Center near state Route 177, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim, whose age and gender were not immediately […]

  • Woman Identified In Fatal Desert Center Freeway Crash

    A 33-year-old El Centro woman has been identified as the person killed in a three-vehicle crash on the 10 Freeway in Desert Center, authorities said Monday. The crash was reported at 10:17 p.m. Sunday on the westbound I-10 east of Desert Center Rice Road, the Riverside County Fire Department said. Josie Montijo was pronounced dead […]

  • Investigation Underway Into Single-Engine Plane Crash Near Desert Center

    An investigation was underway Tuesday into what caused a single-engine plane to crash in a remote area of unincorporated Riverside County near Desert Center, killing the pilot. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received a witness report of a plane crash just before 6 p.m. Thursday in a remote desert area near Corn Springs Road, a […]

  • Big Rig Catches Fire on I-10 near Desert Center

    A mail-carrying big rig caught fire Thursday on Interstate 10 east of Desert Center amid dangerous fire weather conditions. The non-injury fire was reported at about 8:45 a.m. on the westbound side of the freeway near the Corn Springs Road off-ramp, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire, which ignited in the truck’s […]

  • Anza Man Accused In Desert Center Crash To Go To Trial On 8 Felony Charges

    A 20-year-old Anza man was ordered Monday to stand trial on eight felony charges stemming from allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people north of Desert Center last year. Judge Otis Sterling ruled that enough evidence was presented at Austin Bly Ellington’s preliminary hearing to proceed to trial on two counts […]

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