Several people were injured -- at least one of them critically -- when a vehicle plowed into a tree Saturday.
The crash on Riverside Drive, near Robertson Street, was reported at 11:38 a.m., according to sheriff's Sgt. Peter Giannakakos.
The three people found inside the vehicle suffered injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening, Giannakakos said.
They were all taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, officials said.
Investigators could not immediately identify the driver of the vehicle and have concluded that the vehicle's operator may have run away from the crash scene, Giannakakos said.
Anyone with information on the crash or the driver is asked to call Lake Elsinore traffic officers at 951-245-3300.