The California Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that claimed the life of a Palo Verde resident.
According to the CHP report , the accident occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on State Route 78 near Butters Road. A Toyota pick up was eastbound on 78 when the driver crossed over into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a big rig. The pick up driver , a 31-year old Palo Verde man sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the big rig , 41-year old Marco Antonio Lopez of Calexico , suffered minor injuries. The name of the pick up driver has not been released yet. The accident remains under investigation.