Two Pedestrians Killed in Coachella Identified

Two Pedestrians Killed in Coachella Identified


Coachella, CA

Officials released the names of two female pedestrians who were killed when they were hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Avenue 48 and Luzon Street.

Esther Montalvo, 76, and Maria Yerena, 76, of Indio both were taken to the hospital following the collision Saturday morning, according to the coroner’s office.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was cooperative, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Angel Ramos said.

The driver’s identity was not released. The crash happened about a quarter mile west of the Dillon Road overpass above Highway 111.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident.