Wreck blocks Highway 74 near Lake Elsinore

Firefighters had to rescue one victim from a vehicle stuck underneath a semi-truck after a collision on the 74 highway near Ethanac Road near Lake Elsinore on Sunday, July 9, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release.

The late-night collision blocked both directions on the north-south highway, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident web page.

The victim had serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The incident was reported at 10:21 p.m. No one else was injured. By 10:42 p.m., the Highway Patrol was calling for a Sig Alert, an anticipated delay in reopening the roadway.

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