A three-vehicle crash Saturday night in Wildomar resulted in
four people injured and a road closure that lasted through the night.
The crash was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Mission Trail and Olive.
According to Lake Elsinore Police Department traffic Sgt. Peter Giannakakos, preliminary investigation showed that a white 1997 Lexus 300 ES was traveling northbound on Mission Trail when the driver veered slightly to the right at the intersection of Olive, hit a curb, overcorrected, and went head-on into a gray 2007 GMC Yukon that was moving southbound on Mission Trail. A third vehicle, a gray 1998 Nissan Maxima was also struck in the collision.
Four people were transported to area hospitals with injuries, according to Giannakakos. The Lexus and the GMC drivers sustained major injuries, while the injuries to the driver and passenger of the Maxima were described as "minor," the sergeant reported.
Mission Trail was closed to traffic in both directions through 7 a.m. Dec. 15.
At approximately 1 a.m., Giannakakos, who was on scene, said drugs and alcohol were still being investigated as contributing factors to the crash, but at the time he could not confirm.
Witnesses are still being sought in the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Wildomar Police Department at 951 245-3300.