Drivers Cited in Monday Crash; 5 Injured


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Drivers Cited in Monday Crash; 5 Injured

By Eddie Trent. CREATED Feb 25, 2014

 Two drivers were cited for reckless driving in the moments that lead to a major accident on Highway 62 on Monday.

California Highway Patrol says the drivers, 20 -year-old Juan Ibarra of Thousand Palms and 21-year-old Ashley Billington were both driving west - Ibarra in a Chevrolet Silverado, Billington in a Honda Civic.

Ibarra lost control of the truck, causing the back end to hit a mountainside before crashing into the Civic.   One person was thrown from the truck and suffered Major injuries.  There was one other passenger in the pickup, and one passenger in the Civic.  

All complained of pains and were taken to Desert Regional Medical Center.

A CHP spokesman says that alcohol or drugs are not believed to have been a  factor in the crash.