LAKE ELSINORE, CA — A tragic collision occurred in Lakeland Village on Monday, resulting in the death of a 56-year-old Lake Elsinore man and injuries to two others, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig.
Around 3:15 p.m., a 2006 Honda Accord traveling northbound on Grand Avenue, just south of Perret Boulevard, veered through oncoming traffic and collided with two parked box trucks, Lassig reported. The Lake Elsinore man was the sole occupant of the Accord, and the reasons for the vehicle deviating off course are currently under investigation.
The Accord, estimated to be traveling at 55 miles per hour, collided head-on with an Isuzu box truck parked on the opposite shoulder. The impact of the crash sent the parked vehicle into a second box truck, where two individuals were sitting. Unfortunately, the Accord driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The occupants of the second box truck sustained minor injuries and complaints of pain.
The California Highway Patrol’s Temecula Area is leading the investigation into the crash. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the deceased pending notification of next of kin. Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses.