A paramedic driving a motorcycle was killed Monday morning in a Palm Springs traffic collision.

Authorities were alerted to the collision at 8:34 a.m. on South Gene Autry Trail between Mesquite Ave and Seven Lakes Drive, police said. Palm Springs police arrived at the scene shortly after to find a motorcycle and vehicle were involved in the collision.

“Palm Springs Fire Department personnel also arrived and determined the motorcycle rider was deceased,” police said. “The driver of the other vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.”

Police closed down both lanes to investigate the collision.

The name of the victim was officially withheld pending notification of next of kin, but the Desert Sun reported that he was a paramedic.

The motorcyclist was the only fatality, Palm Springs Police Sgt. Mike Casavan said.

Other details regarding the collision were not immediately released.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the collision to call (760) 323-8125. Anonymous information can also be provided by contacting Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.

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