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Borrego Springs – Traffic Fatality Update


Last updated 8/27/2015 at 9:48am

Thursday, Aug. 20 saw the deaths of two Borrego residents due to a traffic collision on Borrego Springs Road near San Pablo Road shortly before 4:00 p.m.

The names of the 27-year-old driver and her 2-month-old son have now been released.

Erendyra Fierro of Borrego Springs was driving a 2013 Volkswagen CC at the time of the accident; she died at the scene. Fierro’s son, Javier Salazar, was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital, however, he succumbed to the injuries that evening.

The collision occurred after Fierro pulled her car to the side of the road to make a U-turn, but did not see a 2001 Dodge pickup approaching from behind going 50 to 55 mph, CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.

The sedan turned into the truck’s path and although the driver hit his brakes, he was unable to stop in time, crashing into the car’s left side.

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