On January 1, 2018, at 12:02 a.m., Lake Elsinore Police Traffic Officers responded to a reported traffic collision at Riverside Drive and Joy Street, Lake Elsinore. Upon arriving, officers learned a Dodge Charger traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive collided broadside with a Jeep Cherokee, which had been traveling northbound on Joy Street. The front-passenger of the Jeep Cherokee, a 59 year-old female of Lakeside, was ejected by the force of the collision and pronounced deceased at the scene. Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor to the collision. Riverside Drive was closed to traffic for approximately five hours during the initial investigation.
This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Officer Willow of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.
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