Fatal Collision near Coachella Fest
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LA QUINTA - On Saturday, April 20, 2013, approximately 7:58 AM, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to the intersection of Avenue 52 and Madison Street, regarding a major injury traffic collision. Upon officers' arrival they discovered both drivers suffered injuries as a result of the collision. Both drivers were transported to local hospitals where one of the drivers succumbed to his injuries. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The La Quinta Traffic Team responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a motorcycle was southbound through the intersection when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla that was traveling eastbound on Avenue 52 and failed to stop at the intersection of Madison Street. The driver of the Toyota, David Brennan, age 54 of Palm Desert, was arrested for vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of a controlled substance and for a parole warrant.
The investigation is continuing and the La Quinta Police is requesting the anyone with information regarding this collision, or anyone that witnessed this collision, contact the La Quinta Traffic Team, Corporal Don Olson by calling (760) 863-8990.