Car catches fire after La Quinta crash


A vehicle caught fire after a collision in La Quinta on Wednesday evening.

The crash happened about 4:30 pm at Washington Street and Avenue 50.

Police told KESQ that an intoxicated driver rear-ended a vehicle, which then caused that car to rear-end another vehicle. Witnesses said the DUI driver’s car caught fire following the the crash.

The impaired driver, a man in his 50s, was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Once he is medically clear he will be booked into jail.

No one else was hospitalized.

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