BANNING: I-10 truck crash kills 1 – Press

accident iconA 50-year-old Palm Springs man died when the pickup truck he was driving ran off Interstate 10 and crashed into rocks and a tree in Banning, according to California Highway Patrol investigators.

The wreck was reported at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, along the freeway’s eastbound lanes near Hargrave Avenue.

“Witnesses saw the (2006 Ford F150) drift onto the shoulder a few times, then … off the roadway and down the  dirt embankment,” Officer Darren Meyer said in a written statement. “The truck collided with boulders and a tree.”

The un-seatbelted driver was trapped in the wreckage and died at the scene.

No information was available from coroner’s officials about the victim or the incident.

Anyone with additional information may call Officer Daniel Fitch at 951-769-2000.

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