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.