An 80-year-old Palm Desert man was killed Monday when his vehicle plunged more than 75 feet off a mountainside while traveling on Highway 74 near Pinyon Pines.
The solo-vehicle crash that left Clark Duane Dauner with fatal injuries was reported about 10 a.m. near Bighorn Drive, about eight miles south of Palm Desert, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
Responding firefighters found Dauner dead at the scene, the Riverside County Fire Department reported.
According to coroner’s officials, Dauner died about 30 minutes after the crash.
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