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Authorities Tuesday identified a 31-year-old man who was killed in a fatal collision in Palm Springs caused by someone suspected of driving under the influence.

The collision occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.

Investigators said a vehicle driven by Kevin Atteberry, 57, of Los Angeles, was traveling south on Sunrise Way when it rear-ended another vehicle stopped at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive.

The driver of the rear-ended vehicle died at the scene and a passenger in that vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.

The Riverside County coroner’s office identified the victim as Burbank resident Erik Verdian.

Atteberry was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities said the impact caused a chain crash with two other vehicles stopped in the intersection, though no other injuries were reported.

Police said that prior to the fatal crash, Atteberry was suspected of causing a hit-and-run crash in the intersection of Ramon Road and Sunrise Way.

Authorities said once released from the hospital, Atteberry will be arrested and booked on suspicion of murder due to a previous DUI conviction.

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