• One Person Rescued from Vehicle Near Mountain Center

    Firefighters Tuesday rescued one person trapped in a vehicle just outside of Mountain Center. Rescuers were called at 1:32 a.m. to Highway 74 east of Bee Canyon Trick Trail and found a single vehicle off the roadway, approximately 200 feet over and 15 feet down, with one person inside, according to the Riverside County Fire […]

  • Lone Bighorn Sheep Struck By Vehicle Near Palm Desert

    A bighorn sheep was struck by a vehicle Monday while wandering across Highway 74 near Palm Desert. The collision was reported at 3:20 p.m. about seven miles north of the community of Pinyon Pines, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver was not injured, but the impact of the crash rendered the vehicle inoperable. […]

  • Driver Injured in Rollover Wreck on Highway 74 Near Mountain Center

    MOUNTAIN CENTER (CNS) – A motorist was injured Tuesday in a rollover crash that temporarily closed state Route 74 west of Mountain Center. The wreck happened about 11 a.m. on the eastbound side of the two-lane highway, just south of Old Control Road, within the San Bernardino National Forest, according to the California Highway Patrol. […]

  • Fatal Car Crash On Highway 74 Near Pinyon Pines

    PINYON PINES (CNS) – A motorist believed to be in his 80s was killed Monday when his vehicle plunged more than 75 feet off a mountainside while traveling on Highway 74 near Pinyon Pines. The solo-vehicle crash was reported about 10 a.m. near Bighorn Drive, about eight miles south of Palm Desert, according to the […]

  • Motorist Killed on Highway 74 East of Anza Identified

    ANZA (CNS) – A motorist killed in a rollover crash on state Route 74 just east of Anza was identified Tuesday as a 31-year-old Pinyon Pines man. The crash that killed Jared Michael Ellis was reported Monday about 4:40 p.m. on the eastbound side of the highway, near Palm Canyon Drive and the unincorporated community […]

  • Suspect Identified in Wednesday’s Homicide

    A 49-year-old father who allegedly tossed his young daughter to her death from a cliff after a rollover car crash on Highway 74 near the community of Pinyon Crest is expected to be arrested on suspicion of murder when he is released from a hospital, authorities said Thursday. The incident stemmed from a domestic violence […]

  • Crews to Install Rock Netting Along Ortega Highway, Requiring Full Closure

    A five-mile stretch of the Ortega (74) Highway between Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore and the Upper San Juan Campground will be shut down in both directions for road work on Feb. 8-9, Caltrans announced Tuesday. The slope stabilization operation involves the installation of netting by crane to guard against rocks from falling onto the […]

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