Maria Reyes, Katherine Vogts, and Brandt Celli Killed in Multi-Car Collision on Highway 111 [La Quinta, CA]

Maria Reyes, Katherine Vogts, and Brandt Celli Killed in Multi-Car Collision on Highway 111 [La Quinta, CA]

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Maria Reyes, Katherine Vogts, and Brandt Celli Killed in Multi-Car Collision on Highway 111 [La Quinta, CA]

Multiple Pronounced Dead after Multi-Vehicle Accident near Simon Drive

LA QUINTA, CA (May 21, 2024) – Tuesday evening, Maria Reyes, Katherine Vogts and Brandt Celli were killed in a crash on Highway 111.

Authorities responded to the scene around 9:20 p.m., near Simon Drive on May 14th.

According to reports, the initial collision involved a pedestrian and a motorcyclist. Due to the impact of the crash, both victims succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Shortly after, the driver of a westbound white Chevrolet pickup-truck struck someone who was helping the victims of the first collision. That victim also died at the scene.

Additionally, another person sustained serious injuries, and responding paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Eventually, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of the deceased as 33-year-old Reyes, 47-year-old Vogts, and 26-year-old Celli.

During preliminary duties, authorities evaluated the pickup-truck driver and he showed no signs of being impaired. No other information was provided, and an active investigation remains ongoing.

Any witnesses about the crash are urged to contact local officers as soon as possible.

The loved ones of Katherine Vogts set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs during this difficult time.


Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Maria Reyes, Katherine Vogts, and Brandt Celli.


The sudden loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, we understand that legal decisions have to be made. We will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call us today at 1-800-900-0000 for more information.


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