UPDATED Nov. 4, 2013 at 6:51 a.m.: A crash that closed Corydon Road Sunday night and left four people injured was caused by a drunk driver who fled the scene, police are reporting.
The crash occurred at approximately 5:41 p.m. near Melinda Lane on Corydon.
According to a news release from Sgt. Nathan Kaas, a witness reported seeing a white vehicle swerving into oncoming traffic. To avoid crashing into the erratic driver, the driver of a Mitsubishi Montero made "evasive movements" and instead collided into a GMC Sierra truck, the sergeant reported.
The driver of the Montero and the driver and passengers of the Sierra were transported to local hospitals for treatment of injuries -- four people in all, according to the report.
Police searched for the white vehicle and its driver and found him in the 17000 block of Mackay Avenue in Lakeland Village.
Elmar Perez, 33, a resident of Lakeland Village, was detained and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing the scene of a crash and driving without a license, according to Kaas.
"Due to confidentiality, the names of the injured parties will not be released," the sergeant continued.
Corydon was closed Sunday night as police investigated the crash.
ORIGINAL POST Nov. 3: A two-vehicle crash Sunday has closed Corydon Road at the Wildomar-Lake Elsinore line.
According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson, the crash was reported at 5:41 p.m. The smash-up involving a white SUV and a white pickup truck occurred at the cross street of Melinda Lane in Wildomar, next to De Jong's dairy.
At press time, a Patch reporter on scene said the roadway is closed between Palomar and Mission Trail.
At least two adults and one child were transported via ground ambulance to an area hospital, according to the reporter. Their condition is unknown.
Units from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station were on scene, as well as Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department Station #61, and American Medical Response ambulance.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
According to a deputy on scene, the road is expected to reopen shortly. --Daniel Lane contributed to this report.