Two motorists were trapped and had to be rescued after a two-vehicle traffic collision this morning in Temecula, it was reported.
According to a Riverside County Fire Department report, the accident was reported at 5:22 a.m. on Moraga and Rancho California roads.
One of the vehicles was traveling westbound on Rancho California Road approaching Moraga, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report.
A second vehicle was traveling eastbound on Rancho California Road approaching Moraga.
As both vehicles entered the intersection, they collided causing one to swerve into a brick wall at the intersection. Rescue personnel treated that driver and immediately transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:27 a.m.
The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.
Alcohol is being looked at as a possible cause of the crash.
The roadway has been closed while members of the Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team conduct their investigation.
Anyone with information that would assist the officers investigating this collision is encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Division at 951-696-3000.