Obituary: Tragic Passing of Cheryl McCoy
Tragedy struck on Interstate 10 near Desert Hot Springs as Cheryl McCoy, a 68-year-old woman hailing from Phoenix, lost her life in a devastating motorcycle accident. Cheryl was a passenger on a green Harley-Davidson motorcycle, towing a small trailer, alongside a 63-year-old man.
The incident unfolded when an ill-fated left turn resulted in the motorcycle losing control and overturning into the center divider, as conveyed by California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer David Torres.
The mishap occurred on westbound Interstate 10 near the Palm Drive exit at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, with the motorcycle traveling at an estimated speed of 70 mph, according to both CHP reports and Officer Torres.
The catastrophic incident ejected both Cheryl McCoy and the motorcycle’s operator, causing them to sustain severe injuries.
They were rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center, where, tragically, Cheryl McCoy succumbed to her injuries at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, as confirmed by officials from the coroner’s office.
CHP’s investigation indicates that neither alcohol nor drugs played a role in this heart-wrenching crash. However, authorities are seeking any potential witnesses or individuals with additional information about the accident. They encourage anyone with insights to reach out to CHP Officer Johnson at 760-772-5300 during this difficult time.