RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Fatal Traffic Collision|
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||July 13, 2020||Time:||12:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||July 11, 2020||Time:||6:46 AM|
|Incident Location:||State Highway 74 and Riverside St., Lake Elsinore|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Brad Foster|
On Saturday, July 11, 2020, about 6:46 a.m., deputies responded to the intersection of State Highway 74 and Riverside St., in the city of Lake Elsinore, regarding a major injury traffic collision.
Upon arrival deputies located a female inside of her vehicle suffering from major injuries. The female was treated by medical personnel at the scene and pronounced deceased. The driver of the second vehicle, a 62-year-old male from Arkansas, was not injured in the collision.
The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased was driving a 2005 Honda Accord north bound on Riverside St., making a left-hand turn to west bound State Highway 74 when the second driver, traveling east on State Highway 74, collided with the driver’s side of the deceased’s vehicle. The cause of this collision is still under investigation, and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the collision.
The identity of the deceased will be released by the coroner’s office once positive identification can be established, and next of kin can be notified. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Willow of the Lake Elsinore Sheriffs Station at (951) 245-3300.
As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.