Authorities identified man killed in Palm Desert car accident

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Joseph Birney Death – Obituary : Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified 74-year-old Joseph Birney as the La Mesa man that was killed when a box truck went over the side of Highway 74 on Friday, September, 3, 2021 at about 8:38 p.m.

According to report, the accident took place on Highway 74, close to Vista Point.

According to Caltrans report,  emergency responders found the truck about 200 feet over the side of the roadway.

Following the crash, a part of the Highway 74 was shutdown and was reopen on Saturday.