An 81-year-old woman who died in a fatal two-vehicle collision in Desert Hot Springs was identified Tuesday.

Gail Bronson of Indio and an unidentified 79-year-old woman were found with varying injuries when emergency responders arrived on the scene of the crash at 3:29 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Thousand Palms Canyon Road and Dillion Road.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jackie Quintero, Bronson was driving southbound in the northbound lane of Dillion Road when she collided head-on with another vehicle.

Bronson’s vehicle overturned and rested on its roof when emergency responders arrived. Bronson required extrication from the vehicle and was found to have suffered serious injuries.

The unidentified driver’s vehicle rested on the driver side of the car with its driver sustaining moderate injuries. Both victims were taken to Desert Medical Center, where Bronson later died.

Bronson was identified by the Riverside County coroner’s office Tuesday after notification of her family.

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