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1 Killed, 3 Injured In 2-Car Crash In Temecula

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TEMECULA (CBS) — One person was killed and three others were injured in a two-car collision in Temecula.

The accident at Meadows Parkway and Rancho California Road occurred about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, said police Sgt. Mark Leggett.

“Officers determined a white Toyota Tacoma pickup with three male occupants was traveling east on Rancho California Road, failed to stop for the red light at Meadows Parkway and was struck broadside by a white Toyota Tundra pickup, containing a male driver,” Leggett explained.

“Alcohol and reckless driving on the part of the driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup is suspected to have played a part in the collision,” the sergeant added.

The four men were taken to Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta where one of them was pronounced dead at 11:36 p.m., he said.

The three others suffered injuries that ranged from moderate to critical.

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