LAKELAND VILLAGE – Two Lake Elsinore men who died in a head-on crash in Lakeland Village were identified today.
Mathew Camilli, 25, and William Messemore, 40, died at about 5:55 p.m. Tuesday at the scene of the crash on Grand Avenue north of Adelfa Street, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. The crash was reported at 5:50 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Baer said.
Messemore was allegedly driving a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck south on Grand at speeds estimated by witnesses at 70 to 80 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Camilli was stopped in the northbound left turn lane on Grand in a Plymouth Neon, and Messemore struck him head on, Baer said.
Messemore’s male passenger was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. Authorities were investigating the possibility that Messemore was drinking, Baer said.