Person killed in Ortega Highway crash ID’d as Austrian woman

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LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) – Officials on Saturday publicly identified an 83-year-old Austrian woman who died on Thanksgiving Day in a crash on Ortega Highway in the El Cariso community near Lake Elsinore.

The solo-vehicle crash was reported at 9:05 p.m. Thursday in the 32000 block of Ortega Highway, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

Runhild Wiegand, who hailed from upper Austria, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

The circumstances surrounding the crash were not immediately available. The California Highway Patrol was investigating the crash.

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