Indio, CA (February 8, 2024) The Indio community is shocked by the sudden loss of one of their own on a dark, February morning. 29-year-old Yordi Jose Del Toro Mendoza lost his life on Sunday, February 4th, in a two-vehicle collision in Indio. This fatal crash took place at the intersection of Requa Avenue and Monroe Street, right around 2:43 a.m. Many in the community have said that Mendoza’s presence in the community will not be forgotten.
As Mendoza approached the intersection of Requa Avenue and Monroe Street, another vehicle was also approaching from a different direction. The Indio Police Department is still not sure what led up to this fatal accident, but for reasons still unknown, the two vehicles collided in the intersection. The quiet, dark morning was suddenly filled with squealing brakes and colliding metal. The intersection was littered with debris from the crash.
Cal Fire received a 911 call just before 2:45 a.m., reports indicated. They sent a crew to the scene where they found two badly damaged vehicles sitting in the middle of the intersection. They were quick to give medical attention to those in need, but found Mendoza trapped inside his vehicle with serious injuries. Firefighters worked as fast as they could to extricate Mendoza from his car. He was then rushed to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, he succumbed to those injuries and was pronounced dead at 3:16 a.m.
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The other driver involved in this horrible accident was not injured. They remained at the scene and cooperated with police officers during their investigation. Officers continue to work this case to determine what caused this tragic collision and who was at fault.
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Yordi Jose Del Toro Mendoza during this difficult time. His wife, Diana Guillen, created a GoFundMe page to help with the cost of funeral arrangements in an attempt to ease their financial burden as they mourn this loss.