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Highway 79 crash injures one person


Last updated 12/22/2018 at 6:29pm

AGUANGA - One person was injured in a three-vehicle wreck that involved an overturned Jeep on Saturday, 22 on State Route 79.

The crash was reported at 10:22 a.m. about four miles west of Aguanga near Dugan Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Fire crews had to free one person who was trapped in one of the vehicles involved, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

One person suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital via ground ambulance, while another person was evaluated by paramedics at the scene and declined further treatment, the department said.

An air ambulance was initially requested but later called off.

The CHP blocked the highway's westbound lanes while tow trucks arrived to clear the disabled vehicles.


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