1 Killed, 2 Injured In Wrong-Way Collision On 15 Freeway

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA.com) — One person was killed and two others were injured early Thursday morning in a multi-vehicle, wrong-way crash on the 15 Freeway.

The accident happened just before 1:10 a.m. in the southbound lanes north of the Lake Street off ramp in Lake Elsinore, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

Officials said the wrong-way driver was traveling northbound at speeds up to 100 mph in the southbound lanes.

A 36-year-old man from Fullerton was pronounced dead at the scene. A 20-year-old woman suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

A 58-year-old man sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Additional details about the accident were not released.

The crash prompted a Sig Alert, but all lanes of the 15 Freeway were reopened at 5:52 a.m.

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