Alcohol may have fueled a crash that left one man injured and his car a wreck in Lake Elsinore tonight.
Ferman Betancourt, 31, of Lake Elsinore, was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center for treatment and observation following the crash, which was reported about 4:30 p.m.
The crash occurred on Lake Street, near Nichols Road, where a red Toyota driven by Betancourt drifted over into oncoming traffic and struck a white Chevrolet Truck and a silver Volvo sedan, sheriff's Sgt. David Sanches said.
Lake Street was closed from Nichols Road to Temescal Canyon Road for about three hours while the crash was investigated.
Investigators believe that alcohol played a part in the crash and though officials did not say Betancourt was a suspect, under federal confidentiality laws, names of accident victims usually are not released if an arrest is not made.