Monica Villareal Obituary – Authorities Thursday identified a 51-year-old woman who died after running a red light and colliding with another vehicle in Palm Desert last night. She was identified as Monica Villareal of Coachella by the Riverside County coroner’s office.
Deputies responded at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Portola Avenue and Fred Waring Drive, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Wenndy Brito-Gonzalez told City News Service. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected factors in the collision.
“Preliminary investigation determined a Nissan Sentra ran a red light at the intersection and collided in a Dodge van,” Brito-Gonzalez said. “The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.”
The other driver remained uninjured, according to Brito-Gonzalez. No other information was immediately available as the investigation remained ongoing.