Teen killed in car accident while attending Coachella Festival

The incident took place on Friday (April 15)

An 18-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car near the Coachella Festival site in California.

Billboard confirms that the incident took place at 8.15pm local time on Friday (April 15) at an intersection near the Indio festival. The victim has been named as Michala Freeland of Highland, San Bernardino County.

Freeland was taken to the local Eisenhower Medical Centre and passed away an hour after the accident.


Her family has confirmed that she was attending the music festival, which is headlined this year by LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses and Calvin Harris.

The driver of the other car has been identified as a local man, who was travelling with an infant in the back seat. Neither were injured.

Police say the investigation is ongoing but that alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the incident.

Coachella returns at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for its second weekend from April 22-24.

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