PALM DESERT, Calif. – A baby girl was killed and two adults were seriously injured Sunday when a car tumbled 200 feet down off the side of the Palms to Pines Highway above Palm Desert.
CHP officers were investigating the possibility the infant — whose name was not released — was sitting in a lap in the Porsche, a two seater, according to the Desert Sun newspaper.
That highway is the back-country route between Riverside County and the Coachella Valley.
The Porsche was heading towards the desert around 8 a.m. when it crashed through a barrier and fell down a cliff on Highway 74 near the Coachella Valley Vista Point, authorities said.
The girl’s body was found outside of the wrecked Porsche.
A man and a woman were found in the car. They were airlifted to a hospital where the woman was treated for a serious back injury, the California Highway Patrol said.
The man’s injuries were less severe.
Route 74 from Palm Desert to the Route 371 junction in Aguanga was closed from 8 a.m. until around 2 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.