At about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, officers responded to a major injury collision in the area of Bundy Canyon and Monte Vista in Wildomar.
According to a press release, two vehicles had collided head-on. One of the involved motorists, Michael Stone, 18, of Temecula, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation indicates a red Chevy S-10, driven by Cory Tavares, 19, of Menifee, was traveling east on Bundy Canyon.
The Chevy reportedly drifted left of the center lines and collided with a silver Toyota Corolla which was traveling westbound and occupied by four teens.
Stone, the driver of the Toyota, was killed.
The remaining passengers in the Toyota – two girls, ages 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old boy – were transported to an area hospital for treatment of various injuries.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is requested to contact Deputy Steven Jimenez of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.