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.