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UPDATE: Ortega Highway Closes Due To Crash

It is unclear what caused the crash.

The Riverside County Coroner's Office has reported a fatality in this crash. Click here for more information.

UPDATED AT 10:25 p.m.: A solo-vehicle crash on Ortega Highway forced the closure of the state route Tuesday night for more than two hours, according to CHP.

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department reported the crash at 6:46 p.m., just east of the Lookout Roadhouse. According to a department news release, the vehicle plunged over the side of the roadway about 150 feet.

A man and a woman were in the vehicle, according to the news release, and both sustained critical injuries. They were transported to a local hospital, but updates on their condition is not available.

It is unclear what caused the crash.

CHP reported the roadway had been reopened at 10 p.m.

luke April 06, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Robert you are a selfish jackass. The woman died and the man may not make it. glad you made it home safe to keep this world a shiny happy place. You jerk.
Arlene Carley April 08, 2012 at 05:46 AM
I am also a dear friend of the victim. The insensitivity here is amazing!!! Enough said!!!!
Arlene Carley April 08, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Her 17 year old daughter will be spending Easter celebrating her Mothers life! You insensitive prick!
Arlene Carley April 08, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Scraping people off the road? Wow! I wonder if you would say that to the face of Estees 17 year old daughter who will be morning the death of her mother tomorrow!? You ass!
ivette April 08, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Please ppl drive safely in Ortega!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..my husband leaves each morning at 4 and it makes me worry a lot thatt maybe one of those mornings will be our last..so please drive safely!!!!!

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