Corey Holley
Corey Holley
Age 38    Palm Springs, CA    November 30 2012
Comments: 1

Source: A La Quinta man was identified as the victim of a fatal collision involving a car and bicycle in Palm Springs on Friday night. Corey Holley, 38, was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. on South Palm Canyon Drive at Avenida Palmera, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office. He was struck by a southbound Ford Thunderbird in the left lane at 9:07 p.m., according to Palm Springs police. Dan Willis lives about a block east of where the collision occurred. On Friday, he went outside to see what the commotion was. The first thing he saw was a bike “totally destroyed” with someone lying under a sheet, Willis, 30, recounted Saturday. “You just knew someone had died,” he said. “It was obvious. Everyone watching was wondering how, though.” Officials did not say if Holley was crossing Palm Canyon or riding with traffic. The driver pulled over, and he has been cooperating with investigators, officials said. There was at least one other witness who was interviewed by police. The collision happened right outside Miro’s Restaurant, 1555 S. Palm Canyon, and customers exiting there Friday said they were shocked that someone had died so close by. A preliminary investigation indicated drugs and alcohol were not factors in the collision, according to police. No one has been arrested and other details were not available Saturday night, according to police. South Palm Canyon was closed between Morongo Road and East Palm Canyon Drive until about 4 a.m. Saturday. Early into the closure, a man in a pickup drove passed the barrier and was ordered to pull over. He was given a sobriety test but released at the scene. Other drivers expressed frustration for having to take detours around the scene, said Chris Banks, 23, who also lives near the scene. He was walking his dog about midnight and watched drivers move around the scene as police investigated. ‘“They were either annoyed or confused,” Banks said. “They had no idea what exactly happened. If they did, they’d be less angry.”

Collision Data

Crash time: between 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Closest Intersection: Avenida Palmera

Land use: Urban

Road type: Urban Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Road

Collision type: Unknown

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Automobile

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was: Don't Know

Sources

Source: News Report
Type: Blog
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website: http://www.mydesert.com/article/20121201/NEWS0804/312010003/Dead-bicyclist-ID-d-La-Quinta-man?odyssey=nav|head&nclick_check=1

Legal Status

Legal status: No charges filed
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Civil Suit filed?:
Settled?:
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Comments:

  • Nik December 05 2012

    Corey was a good friend and will be missed. See you on the other side, brother.  -Nik the Stik.

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