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Crash Kills 2 And Injures 5 Others Near Lake Elsinore

The crash on SR 74 was reported at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

A crash on the outskirts of Lake Elsinore Friday night has claimed two lives.

The two-vehicle wreck on State Route 74, east of the 15 Freeway -- between Theda Street and Mountain Avenue -- was reported at 6:45 p.m.

A total of seven people were killed or injured in the crash, including two who were pronounced dead at the scene; two people suffered major injuries, one suffered moderate and two suffered minor, according to a report from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.

Survivors were transported to a local hospital via ground ambulance, Hendrickson reported.

The identities of the victims has not been released at press time.

Unconfirmed reports indicated the crash involved a black Chevy Suburban that rolled and a white SUV.

As is standard protocol, the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Teller of Truth September 22, 2012 at 05:59 PM
To the victims & relatives of this horrific accident, my heart goes out to you. My sincere condolences for losses. Please except my deepest sympathy during this most difficult time.
Teller of Truth September 22, 2012 at 06:06 PM
To JAnn, I don't know what your kids saw, but you might want to sit them down today and talk deeply about their feelings. That will only help. Don't lecture them about the evils of driving recklessly or too fast etc. But listen to them. When children witness something as tramatic as this they need an outlet for their emotions. Let them get it out. And in the next few days if you notice them displaying any unusual behaviors or signs of shock or deep sadness, there are always councilors to talk to. Not telling you how to parent. Only a helpful suggestion from someone whos been there.
Good Samaritan September 22, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Very sad story and my thoughts and prayers go to lives lost and the families that lost loved ones.
Constant Comment September 23, 2012 at 05:30 AM
God bless those that fly away to heaven way too soon......
TheMrs September 23, 2012 at 04:01 PM
That just gave me goosebumps. Yes, it is an amazing sight to see people humbled and working together to do for others. A terrible tragedy nonetheless, but I'm happy to hear we have such people who will stop whatever is going on their days to help victims.

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