Desert Hot Springs Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Cathedral City Crash Identified

Desert Hot Springs Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Cathedral City Crash Identified

News Staff

The name of the 83-year-old man killed in a three-vehicle head-on crash in Cathedral City was released by the coroner’s office Tuesday.

At least two other people were seriously injured in the crash about 8:45 p.m. Monday on Mountain View Road, north of Varner Road, police said.

Henry Dookie of Desert Hot Springs was killed when his Cadillac veered into opposing traffic “for unknown reasons” and crashed head-on into a Plymouth, authorities said.

Dookie was pronounced dead at the scene, Cathedral City Police Department Cmdr. Julio Luna said.

An unspecified number of passengers in the Plymouth were hospitalized with serious injuries, Luna said.

The driver of a Honda traveling in the direction of the crash scene managed to avoid the wreck, but in doing so, crashed the vehicle into a dirt embankment off the road, according to Luna. That driver was uninjured.