Riverside cliff car crash death of Elijah Butler of Indio – Obituary
Elijah Butler, 40, of Indio, was identified as the individual who perished when their vehicle crashed down a cliff on Highway 74 on Saturday.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the incident occurred near Pinyon Pines and was reported around 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
According to fire authorities, the car plummeted 200 to 300 feet down an embankment, ejecting Butler, who was declared dead at the site at 11:11 a.m.
When firemen arrived, the car was enveloped in flames, but the fire had been extinguished by 11:30 a.m.