Motorcycle crash causes highway closure in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE – A motorcycle crash today forced the closure of the Ortega Highway in the mountains between Orange County and Lake Elsinore.

The crash was reported on Highway 74 about 11:10 a.m. on the 74, near the Ortega Oaks Candy Store at 34950 Ortega Hwy., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Information regarding the motorcyclist’s condition was not immediately available.

Both directions of Route 74 were closed from about 11:35 a.m. to noon, according to the CHP.

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