Fatal Palm Springs motorcycle accident death of Cheryl McCoy – Obituary
In a tragic incident on Thursday morning, Cheryl McCoy of Phoenix met her untimely demise when she was forcibly thrown from a motorcycle traveling on westbound Interstate 10 in Palm Springs.
The 68-year-old victim had been a passenger on a green Harley-Davidson, under the operation of a 62-year-old man. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the unfortunate event unfolded just before 11:30 a.m. when, for reasons yet unknown, the male rider executed an unsafe left turn, subsequently losing control of the motorcycle, resulting in an overturn within the freeway’s central divider.
CHP spokesperson David Torres reported that the motorcycle was hurtling along at approximately 70 mph on the westbound stretch of the freeway, situated east of the Palm Drive/Gene Autry Trail exit. Notably, the motorcycle was towing a compact trailer during the incident.
Tragically, both the male operator and Cheryl McCoy were forcefully ejected from the motorcycle and promptly transported to Desert Regional Medical Center.
Regrettably, medical personnel at the hospital pronounced Cheryl McCoy deceased. The CHP has not disclosed the current condition or identity of the male rider involved in the accident.
Authorities have affirmed that there is no suspicion of alcohol or drug involvement in the catastrophic crash, emphasizing that these factors are not believed to have contributed to the tragic incident.