Morongo Valley, CA- 2 Teens Killed In Suspected DUI Crash On State Route 62
At 10:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, a crash occurred involving 2 vehicles on State Route 62 in Morongo Valley, CA. 1 vehicles was travelling eastbound, and the other vehicle was travelling westbound. The eastbound driver was trying to turn left into the Circle K at the corner of Highway 62 and Rosella Drive when a crash occurred with the westbound vehicle. The eastbound vehicle was a 2018 gray Toyota Prius. It had 3 passengers in addition to the driver. The westbound vehicle was a 2018 white Ford Fiesta. The westbound vehicle was being driven by Morongo Valley resident Nicole Packer, 33. Packer was the only occupant of this vehicle. According to the California Highway Patrol, Packer was driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. The driver of the Prius was identified as Colin Campbell, 49, a Los Angeles resident. He sustained major injuries. The passenger in the front seat of the Prius was Gail Lerner, 49, another Los Angeles resident. Lerner sustained moderate injuries. The passengers in the backseat of the Prius, aged 14 and 17, both sustained major injuries. Packer also sustained major injuries. The 17 year old female passenger of the Prius reportedly died from her injuries at 12:10 am, on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The 14 year old male passenger of the Prius was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center. Afterwards, he was air lifted to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. He died later on died in this hospital. Campbell, Lerner, and Packer were all taken to Desert Regional Medical Center so that they could be treated. Packer was arrested for driving under the influence, causing an injury, a felony crime.
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