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215 Freeway Traffic Blamed On Injury Crash

Thursday's crash was reported on southbound Interstate 215 at McCall Boulevard in Menifee.

The crash site. Image/Mapquest
The crash site. Image/Mapquest
Three people were injured—one moderately—in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday on southbound Interstate 215 at McCall Boulevard in Menifee, prompting the blockage of the southbound lanes, according to reports.

The four-vehicle collision was reported at about 11:20 a.m., Melody Hendrickson, a spokeswoman for CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, wrote in an incident report. 

By 11:55 a.m., responding firefighter/paramedics had successfully rescued one person who had became trapped in their vehicle, according to Hendrickson.

That person suffered injuries described as moderate and was transported to a local hospital via ambulance.

Two others suffered injuries described as minor by the spokeswoman.

As of 11:51 a.m., all southbound lanes were closed at the accident scene, California Highway Patrol reported. Motorists were being diverted across the McCall off-ramp and back onto I-215 via the McCall on-ramp.

A Sigalert was in place, according to the CHP.

The crash site is within a 55-mph construction zone for the I-215 widening project. --By Maggie Avants

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