Las Vegas man injured in I-15 rollover crash in Lake Elsinore

UPDATE: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:03 p.m. 

A 49-year-old Las Vegas man suffered minor injuries Wednesday, Dec. 6, when he veered off the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore and rolled his SUV over, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The man was driving in the far right lane of the freeway about 70 mph when for unknown reasons he made an unsafe turning movement, according to Officer Mike Lassig.

The man’s Mercury Mountaineer went over the right hand dirt shoulder and the man over corrected, causing the SUV to roll over before coming to a rest on its wheels, Lassig said.

The man was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The California Highway Patrol, Temecula Area is investigating.

Original story: 

Traffic was extremely slowed for a 3-mile stretch of the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, Dec. 6, after an SUV became overturned.

The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on the northbound I-15 south of Main Street, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.

The SUV, a Mercury Mountaineer, was occupied by a man and three dogs, according to the log.

The Riverside County Fire Department was summoned to the scene of the incident, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether the man had suffered injuries.

A California Department of Transportation Quickmap showed traffic on the 15 Freeway extremely slowed from just south of Main Street to Malaga Road.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m., a towing company was said to be en route to pick up the SUV.

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