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UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff's Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300.

UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning

UPDATED AT 7:04 p.m.: Drivers on their way to work today got a wake-up reminder after seeing a charcoal GMC Jimmy wrapped around a pole at the corner of Ortega Highway and Grand Avenue at the Lakeland Village/Lake Elsinore line.

The solo-vehicle crash was reported at 3:18 a.m. and left one man injured, said Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

The man was headed south on Grand when he apparently lost control of the, which plowed into a light pole while traveling at a "high rate of speed," sheriff's Sgt. Rick Garcia said.

He said the motorist suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.

Deputies could find no identification on the victim, nor in the vehicle, according to Garcia.

"The driver is ... Hispanic, possibly in his late 20s and was admitted to the hospital as a John Doe," the sergeant said.

Police and the crash vehicle were on scene late into the morning, according to witnesses.

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff's Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300. --City News Service contributed to this report.

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