Fatal Traffic Collision


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Brad Foster

File # CN232670001


On September 24, 2023, at 1:53 a.m., deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station responded to a major injury traffic collision on Canyon Lake Drive S and Continental Drive in the city of Canyon Lake. Deputies and Cal Fire personnel arrived within minutes and located a single-vehicle collision with the driver trapped. Cal Fire personnel extricated the driver and provided medical aid. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cal Fire personnel. The Lake Elsinore Station’s Traffic Unit assumed the investigation. The driver’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Deputy Petersen at 951-245-3000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 951-776-1099.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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