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Car crash at 3rd & Murphy

August 15, 2019

BLYTHE, Calif On Friday, August 9 about 1:18 p.m. the Blythe Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Third St. and Murphy. Officers arrived and found that two vehicles had been involved in the accident, a red Ford F-150 pick-up and a brown Chevrolet 2500 pick-up.

During the traffic collision investigation officers learned that the Chevrolet was traveling southbound on north 3rd Street approaching the intersection at Murphy. The driver of the Ford was stopped at the intersection of 3rd Street and Murphy traveling eastbound on Murphy. The driver of the Ford did not see the Chevrolet traveling southbound and pulled out onto 3rd Street. The Chevrolet collided with the Ford.

The driver of the Chevrolet received injuries during the collision and was driven to Palo Verde Hospital by Ambulance. The driver of the Ford also received injuries due to the traffic accident and was airlifted to Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs. Alcohol was ruled out as a factor.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact Blythe Police Department at 922-6111, or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by E-Mail.

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