Two people were killed Sunday, Sept. 17, day in a crash involving two motorcycles on a windy stretch of the Ortega Highway.
Authorities today identified a 28-year-old Temecula man who was fatally injured when he failed to negotiate a curve on the Ortega (74) Highway just west of Lake Elsinore, causing his car to roll down an embankment.
A helicopter hoisted a hiker with a medical emergency to safety in an unincorporated area near Lake Elsinore, authorities said Sunday, Aug. 27.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, along with the U.S. Forest Service, are on scene of a wildland fire in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.
LAKE ELSINORE – A 56-year-old man was killed and three others were injured today in a three-vehicle crash on the Ortega Highway just west of Lake Elsinore. The collision occurred about 7 a.m. near Decker Canyon Road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig. He said the fatally injured motorist, a Huntington Beach resident […]
LAKE ELSINORE – A 56-year-old man was killed and three others were injured today, July 6, in a three-vehicle crash on the Ortega (74) Highway just west of Lake Elsinore. The collision occurred about 7 a.m. near Decker Canyon Road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig. He said the fatally injured motorist, a […]
LAKE ELSINORE – Portions of the Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore will be narrowed to one lane next week while crews conduct maintenance along a stretch of the two-lane corridor, but traffic delays should be minimal, according to Caltrans. Agency spokeswoman Shelli Lombardo said crews will be cutting vegetation along the shoulders of state route […]
Both sides of the Ortega Highway are closed this morning following a crash where at least two people were injured, prompting the closure.
LAKE ELSINORE – The Ortega (74) Highway between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano reopened today, Feb. 15, following a roughly three-week closure due to storm damage, according to Caltrans. Caltrans officials said earlier this week that repair work on the roadway was nearing completion. The damage was concentrated on a patch of roadway a half-mile […]
A sinkhole about 5 miles west of the Riverside and Orange County line on the Ortega Highway has resulted in a long-term closure California Highway Patrol and Caltrans announced Wednesday, Jan. 25. “What we have right now is a hard closure on Highway 74, the Ortega Highway,” CHP Public Information Officer Mike Lassig said. “It […]