MyNewsLA photo by Clancy O'Dessky

Two people were killed Monday morning when a big rig and SUV collided on the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway (10) in Indio and the SUV burst into flames.

The collision was reported at 4:14 a.m. on the westbound 10 west of Hayfield Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Riverside County coroner’s office arrived at the scene at 4:52 a.m.

The Riverside County Fire Department describes the location as Chiriaco Summit. It confirmed the two fatalities.

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