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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Leads To Closure Of Ortega Highway

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBS) — A crash involving three motorcycles  Sunday afternoon caused the closure of the Ortega Highway, state Route 74, the California Highway Patrol said.

Officials said there was one fatality.

Eastbound traffic from San Juan Capistrano was stopped at Antonio Parkway, although residents only may go east to El Cariso, the CHP said.

Westbound traffic from Lake Elsinore was being turned around at the Lake Elsinore Lookout.

The crash was first reported at 1:46 p.m. and the SigAlert was issued at 2:14 p.m.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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