UPDATE: Man Trapped in Car Suffers Major Injuries

The crash on Rancho California Road, near Yukon Road, was reported at 3:35 p.m., according to Cal Fire officials.

Update 9:43 p.m.:

A man whose Nissan Maxima was struck by an SUV when the other driver ran a red light in Temecula was hospitalized with major injuries Sunday night.

The crash on Rancho California Road, near Yukon Road, forced closure of the road for about four hours while traffic investigators conducted a probe of the accident, according to a Riverside County sheriff's sergeant.

The driver of the GMC Acadia -- identified as Jennifer Moss, of Temecula -- allegedly ran a red light and broadsided the Nissan, sheriff's Sgt. John Magnan wrote in a news release.

Initial investigation determined that neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the crash, Magnan said.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation and anyone with information that could help officers was asked to call 951-696-3000.


Three people were injured -- one of them critically -- in a crash involving a car and an SUV in Temecula Sunday.

One person had to be extricated from the sedan -- its roof taken off by firefighters -- according to Patch readers who witnessed the scene.

The crash on Rancho California Road, near Yukon Road, was reported at 3:35 p.m., according to Cal Fire officials.

Three ambulances took the patients to area hospitals, Cal Fire officials reported.

Two of the patients suffered minor injuries, according to Cal Fire's Jody Hagemann.

No one October 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM
My thoughts and prayers to Nicholas and his family/friends. And also thinking of the other driver, hope she is coping. I went past this horrible scene on Sunday. Sad.
jessjanisch October 05, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Gillian....do u have a point of contact for his brother or Amanda? There are several marines he served with and close to that are going to.new York from all over.....and some who would be honored to be apart of his service if it is in fact a military honors fu real. Plz co tact me on fb or here if you can point us in a direction where we can co tact his family. I don't want to reach out to pina right now and discuss this with her as I Knowsley is. Grieving
Amanda October 08, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Jess I am so sorry I didn't see this message until now. With everything going on, I took a little break from the website for a while. I am so happy and have such relief knowing that Nick had a family over there as well as here. I am honored for you and your friends to attend the services and I do hope you were able to get the information before now. However, the second wake is this evening and the funeral is held tomorrow. I tried finding you on facebook, but it looks as though it's not an uncommon name. Whereas mine .. there's only me. Amandamae Colamussi. I'll pass along your information and I do hope you were able to attend. Thank you for your heart-felt message. Nick's second family is our second family.
Gillian Marie Levi October 08, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Amanda, I can't find your profile. I'd like to private message you about something. You can find me a thttp://www.facebook.com/GillianLevithe1st
jessjanisch October 10, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I couldn't find ypure profile eeither Amanda......it was nice.meeting you.


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