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Chad Mills of Idyllwild crashed his Subaru Impreza around 11:45 p.m. Sunday on Highway 243 at Riverside County Playground Road blocking the northbound lane. According to witnesses, Mills and his three passengers left the scene on foot before authorities arrived. The cause of the crash in under investigation.
According to a Riverside County Fire press release, a 46-year-old male sustained moderate injuries, including a fractured left leg, after falling about 50 feet while rock climbing at about 2 p.m. Monday. The patient was airlifted by Cal Fire Helicopter 301 to Keenwild Forest Service Station where he was then transported by American Medical Response to a nearby hospital. Riverside County Fire, Idyllwild Fire, Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company 621, the U.S. Forest Service and AMR were all part of the rescue efforts.