Fatal Head-On Crash Kills 2 Men in Lake Elsinore 

Two vehicles collided head-on as the result of a wrong-way driver in Lake Elsinore Sunday morning.

The collision took place at the intersection of Highway 74 and Hammack Avenue around 2 a.m.

According to reports, a vehicle was traveling the wrong way on April 10th before colliding with another head-on. 

One person from each vehicle died as a result and two others were hospitalized. 

The deceased have been ID’d as Emanuel Esparza, 21, and Carlos Zuniga, 26. Both were Perris residents. 

Speed was also a factor in the collision.

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Emanuel Esparza & Carlos Zuniga.

Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. 

A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents.

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