On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2017, four people were killed in a head-on collision between a passenger car and a big rig about 19 miles north of Desert Center in Riverside County.

The accident which occurred on the two-lane Highway 177 just East of Joshua Tree National Park, was reported at 3:11 p.m. 
 

Six CHP officers were deployed to the scene along with 11 firefighters from Riverside County Fire Department and Cal Fire/Riverside.

Further information regarding the identities of the victims or cause of the accident has not been made available.