A 27-year-old Laguna Hills woman who went missing and was later found dead off Ortega Highway near San Juan Capistrano died from a drug overdose, and she is not believed to be a homicide victim, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.
At 2 p.m., the highway is scheduled to re-open, according to CHP officers.
One structure is threatened.
An Orange County family is seeking justice for their late daughter and staged a show of unity Friday night to keep attention on the case.
Officials Monday closed a portion of Ortega Highway after a big rig truck overturned on the freeway.
The snow that hit Lake Elsinore and nearby communities Tuesday night and Wednesday also led to concerns on the highway above the Riverside County city.
Helicopters ferried in search and rescue crews Wednesday to rescue the people in about three dozen vehicles that became stuck overnight on State Route 74, the Ortega Highway, in eastern Orange County.
The main road between Orange County and southwest Riverside County has reopened after workers cleared a rock slide that brought boulders onto the road.
Officials Thursday located a 40-year-old Irvine man who went missing during a mountain bike trip.
A man from Orange was killed Sunday morning after his motorcycle hit the side of a sedan pulling a small trailer on Ortega Highway.
A missing mountain biker from Burbank was found Sunday morning after a 12-hour search in the Cleveland National Forest, east of San Juan Capistrano.
Firefighters say a slow-moving brush fire that charred six acres near Lake Elsinore was contained overnight.
A brush fire was burning late Friday night along Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore.
This pleasant and enjoyable road has many pit stops and scenery along the drive.
A motorcyclist was killed when his cycle and a truck crashed head-on on the Ortega Highway Saturday morning.