Cheryl McCoy dies in fatal Desert Hot Springs motorcycle mishap

Fatal Desert Hot Springs motorcycle accident claims life of Cheryl McCoy – Obituary

Tragedy struck on Thursday morning near Desert Hot Springs, where a lamentable incident took the life of a 68-year-old woman identified as Cheryl McCoy, hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. The Riverside County coroner’s office has confirmed her identity.

The unfortunate event unfolded at approximately 11:24 a.m. when the California Highway Patrol received reports of a solo-vehicle mishap on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10, close to the Palm Drive exit.

CHP Public Information Officer David Torres relayed the details of the incident. Cheryl McCoy and a 63-year-old man were navigating a verdant Harley-Davidson motorcycle, towing a petite trailer, cruising at a speed of around 70 mph.

It was at this juncture that the man executed an ill-fated left turn, leading to a loss of control over the motorcycle, resulting in a calamitous overturn into the freeway’s center divider.

The catastrophic outcome was both riders being forcibly ejected from their motorcycle and subsequently rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center, both enduring grievous injuries.

Tragically, Cheryl McCoy succumbed to her severe injuries at precisely 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, a somber confirmation delivered by coroner’s authorities.

It is important to note that authorities have conclusively ruled out the involvement of alcohol or drugs as contributing factors in this heart-wrenching accident.

In light of this distressing incident, individuals possessing any additional information concerning the crash are earnestly implored to reach out to CHP Officer Johnson at 760-772-5300.