UPDATE: Fatal Accident Reported on I-215 North in Menifee

The crash was reported at 12:10 p.m. just north of Newport Road and south of McCall Boulevard.

and a Murrieta woman suffered major injuries in a single-car crash Tuesday on northbound Intestate 215 in Menifee.

The rollover crash was reported at about 12:10 p.m. south of McCall Boulevard, according the California Highway Patrol. The four-door 1993 Mercedes-Benz sedan went off the roadway and landed upside down in a ditch.

The vehicle was traveling northbound at about 70 mph when it drifted toward the center divide for unknown reasons, according to CHP spokesman Nathan Baer. The driver may have overcorrected, which caused a loss of control, he said.

During the crash, the car became airborne, hit a dirt embankment and overturned, Baer added. The vehicle's three occupants were not wearing safety belts, he said.

Two men were confirmed dead at the scene; a 21-year-old Murrieta woman was partially ejected and was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

One of the men was ejected and suffered major fatal head injuries, Baer said. The other man died inside the car, he said. Their identities have not been released by authorities, however the vehicle was registered out of Canyon Lake, according to Baer.

A sig alert was issued at 12:49 p.m. for the number two northbound lane. It isĀ  scheduled to remain closed until approximately 3 p.m.

Traffic was backed up for at least a mile and a half on the northbound freeway. Cal Trans was being asked to divert motorists onto Newport Road.

Daniel Lane and Toni McAllister contributed to this report.

Faleen June 20, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Jordon, your Dad will be missed. I also know him through my best friend Stacy and he was always there for her. I know that there is nothing that can separate the love that you share with your Dad so hold tight to that as you move through this time. Deep prayers of love and comfort to you and your entire family...
Daniel H June 20, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I was the first medic at the scene. I can assure you that nobody that died suffered in any way. If anyone knows the girl and how she's doing, please post here if you can. All the firefighters and medics want to know if she pulls through. I prayed for all of them and their families at scene, may God be with you during this. So sorry for your losses.
young widow June 20, 2012 at 06:56 AM
I lost my husband in a motorcycle accident a couple of years ago. i know what its like to get that "call" but time does heal your heart I am praying for the families with all my heart and hope that the young girl will pull through. Mr. Daniel H my hats off to you sir, this is true compassion and love for humanity that you show with your comments nice to know people still care.
Faleen June 20, 2012 at 07:29 AM
Daniel H...your compassion heart is an inspiration. Thank you for your willingness to be so comforting to those you serve.
Trisha bellinis June 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I was one of first people on scene, the only thing I could do was to hold the girls hand and keep her still till help came. She said her name is nicole, and it would mean the world to me if the family or someone would keep me posted on her condition. My name is Trish bellinis and if some one would please give me a call I would be grateful. 951 514 0144. My condolences to the families, my prayers are with you. Please know that the men didnt suffer, as I was there even before paramedics. God bless you and yours!
Doug Lowe June 20, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Jordan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry. The Lowe Family
jjk June 20, 2012 at 09:08 PM
The girl is ok. Im a family member Thank you for your thoughts and responding to the scene.
jjk June 20, 2012 at 09:10 PM
The girl is fine, thank you for responding and for the thoughts and prayers.
mike robinson June 20, 2012 at 09:11 PM
I don't live in the area any more, but if you need anything The Bible Believing Bikers can help. I will let them know. They are based out of The Lakeside Baptist Church in Lake Elsinore. Sorry for your loss. God bless
jjk June 20, 2012 at 09:12 PM
I'm a family member. She is fine. Thank you for comforting her. We appreciate your thought and prayers.
Kelly Richardson June 20, 2012 at 09:33 PM
My heart goes out to this family for their loss. And sending healing thoughts to the young lady in the hospital and her family. My family lost my cousin in a no seat belt rollover two years ago, Joseph Kelly he was just 19. Sending comfort & healing thoughts.........
big aunt harry mary June 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM
my apologies to the family.. the information i got was not accurate.. the comment has been deleted and still send my condolences to the familys.. phil was a good guy.. ive known him nearly 20 years now.. im glad none of his kids were involved in this accident , although its still a shame anyone in the car had to pass away.. too soon for any of them...
big aunt harry mary June 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM
good to hear shes doing better..last night the comments and information from ''INFORMED SOURCES" WAS STILL VERY SKETCHY AT BEST... i sure like it better when i see from family members some accurate info.. i hope she does well...
Debbie Montgomery June 21, 2012 at 01:17 PM
To all the Molitor Boys. You don't know me, but your Parents and I ( and ex) used to hang out when Marty and Weston were little, here in Ramona. Your Dad was one of the first persons we met when we moved here 24 yrs ago. He just came walking up the driveway and introduced himself. I remember thinking "Who is this guy!" We had some great times. Your Dad was a lot of fun. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is a tragedy. Eventually the hurt will lessen and you will be able to enjoy the memories. And now you have your own Angel to watch over you. Debbie Shirley (back then) Montgomery.
Thug life June 21, 2012 at 09:28 PM
That girl was nothing, but a junkie. Maybe if she wasn't doped up they wouldn't have got into the accident and those men wouldn't have died. Everyone thank her for being the cause of their death.
hope June 21, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Thank you for your words of comfort and for praying at the scene. The female passenger is having a very difficult time emotionally due to the loss of her friends. Physically she will mend. Again thank you to everyone for your concern and prayers.
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 22, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Daniel, is there anything you can tell me about my Son Johnny ? He was in the back seat. I am so devastated. Thank you for being there.
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 22, 2012 at 01:50 AM
I am Johnny's Mom. My 19 year old Son is gone forever. He has a younger Sister and an older Brother who is in the Air Force. They each lost their only Brother and I lost my heart when Johnny died. One of the CHP officer's told me "try not to let this destroy you." I told him it already has.
LBV Collins June 22, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I'm deeply sorry for your loss, Kathy.
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 22, 2012 at 02:56 AM
LBV Collins ....... Thank you very much.
lifestooshort June 22, 2012 at 03:23 AM
This is what happens when your a junkie driving under the influence. Hope all Johnny's and Nicole's friends realize how short life is.theres no one to blame but themselves. Very sad and disappointing they chose that lifestyle..and unfortunately caused their own death
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 22, 2012 at 06:26 AM
It took me hours to realize my comment "they each lost their only Brother" makes no sense. They each lost their Brother is what I meant.... For the rest of my life I will be missing Johnny. I don't know how to do this.
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 22, 2012 at 10:57 PM
To lifestooshort. Most likely, I know you. I feel sorry for you that you feel the need to hide behind a slogan rather than using your real name. Two people are gone forever. They were passengers. Obviously they did not cause their own deaths. The only mistake they made leading to their deaths was getting into the car with that driver. If you would like to place more blame on my 19 year old Son, who was killed, please message me on Facebook. I would be more than happy to talk to you. God Bless You, Phil and my Baby.
Stacy June 23, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Kathy, my heart goes out to you and your family in this time of deep despair. It is incomprehensible to me how insensitive some people can be. Their ignorance speaks volumes and I pray they never have to experience the pain, sorrow and anguish of losing a child in a senseless accident. “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”. Please know you, your family and the entire Molitor Family will be in my thoughts and prayers. BTW: I lost my best friend in that car too..
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 23, 2012 at 07:56 AM
Stacy ......... I'm so sorry that your best friend died along with my Son in that car. I wouldn't wish the pain we feel on anyone.When I was 20 years old my only Brother was killed. I have carried that pain for years and now this. Johnny had his struggles in life but he had such a good heart. This tragedy will affect many, many people. It was completely senseless. Thank you for your kind words. Again, I am so sorry for you, his family and all of his friends. Now we are left to live with a pain that will never go away.
big aunt harry mary June 23, 2012 at 08:39 AM
have they actually determined who was driving ? looks like someone is catching all the heat ....phil was friend of mine too.. i dont know that i had met johnny but, its likely that had been with phil while bidding on cars at the auctions we went to. its a cryin shame that 2 people died and left so many people at a huge loss. at least one of them will survive this nasty accident. to kathy; im truly sorry about the loss of your son. i have 1 child and i dont know what i'de do if i lost her. not that is any consolation but, at least you still have the other 2 kids.. and youre not alone to deal with all this. i hope things get better for you and, for phils family. no one deserves to go thru something like this.. IF-- the girl was driving, she has alot to deal with too. knowing 2 lives were lost possibly at her hands, is something she will have to live with forever. IF SHE WAS THE REASON FOR ALL THIS.. i dont know for a fact who was driving.
Mary M June 24, 2012 at 08:03 AM
I am Phil's former wife of 19 years and the mother of his four sons. Phil was not driving the car. I want to thank the medic, Daniel H. For praying over them and for letting us know he did not suffer. We find comfort in knowing that. God rest his soul.
mark larue June 24, 2012 at 04:46 PM
i am johnny dad mark.very few people know the truth what happened.the investagation report will be handed over to the district attorney and the true facts will come out.in the early seventys i signed up to go to fight for this country during the viet nam war and that was a party compared to this.i promise justice will be served and my son johnny will get justice.nicole took my sons life.code of brotherhood a eye for a eye tooth for a tooth...rest in peace johnny.love you forever
Mary M June 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Reject Mary M 8:04 am on Monday, June 25, 2012 The night Phil died someone ransacked his house and stole everything of value. Who are these monsters? The two things my boys really want back is his pool cue and laptop. There are hundreds of family photos stored in it. Anyone knowing any information please contact me Want to leave a comment?
KATHY FITZPATRICK June 28, 2012 at 01:06 AM
If you have the time please read the last 2 comments I left on the other article on this site. Thank You.


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