Fatal Traffic Collision / Homicide Arrest


On Monday, December 13, 2021, at 8:20 P.M., deputies assigned to the Thermal Station responded to a traffic collision involving a white GMC Sierra and a red Chevrolet Camaro at the intersection of Cesar Chavez Street and Cairo Avenue in the city of Coachella. Deputies arrived within minutes and found the passenger of the Chevrolet Camaro unresponsive. Life saving measures were taken; however, the passenger succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) responded and assumed the investigation.

The driver of the Camaro, Guermocindo Gonzalez, 32 years of Coachella, displayed objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was found to be at fault for the traffic collision.  Gonzalez was arrested and booked at the John Benoit Detention Center, in the city of Indio, for homicide.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Nevins with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Find your latest news here at the Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe to The Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle


More like this

Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers as he built real estate empire

A judge has ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House.

California governor signs law raising taxes on guns and ammunition to pay for school safety

California will double the taxes on guns and ammunition and use the money to pay for more security at public schools and various violence prevention programs under a new law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Tuesday.

CMS Statement on Current Status of Blood Tests for Organ Transplant Rejection

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms that neither CMS nor the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have made changes that affect patients’ ability to have blood tests used to monitor for organ transplantation rejection covered when ordered by their physicians in medically appropriate circumstances.

The Health Divide: Is the media reporting on the booster rollout in communities of color?

As the COVID numbers continue to climb across the country, journalists should be paying close attention to how the latest information on infections and vaccines is perceived in communities of color. And if you don’t yet have sources in these communities, listening to the radio or print outlets serving these audiences is one of the best tools.