Two people were injured Friday, one seriously, in a rollover crash on Interstate 15 near Lake Elsinore that forced a partial closure of the freeway.

The collision happened about 11 a.m. on northbound I-15, near Railroad Canyon Road. An SUV slammed into the rear of a sedan, which caused the smaller vehicle to flip over, landing on its roof, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the sedan was ejected onto the roadway and was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment of life-threatening injuries, according to reports from the scene.

The other driver suffered unspecified minor to moderate injuries and was also taken to the hospital, authorities said.

A SigAlert was issued about 11:20 a.m. as traffic stacked up for miles in the obstructed northbound lanes.

CHP officers opened the freeway center median to get traffic moving again.

All northbound lanes were expected to be available by 1 p.m.

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