Lake Elsinore: Ortega Highway Crash Kills 2 Motorcyclists

The Highway was Closed for Nearly Three Hours on Sunday

The Ortega Highway claimed the lives of 2 motorcyclists Sunday morning. The deadly head-on wreck forced the California Highway Patrol to temporarily shut down the highway for nearly three hours on Sunday.

The accident occurred a little east of Decker Canyon Road. Aa Yamaha motorcycle was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, The driver was unable to maintain his lane while entering a curve in the roadway and crossed over the double yellow line, He hit another motorcyclist on a BMW.

Despite attempts by to apply life- saving procedures  by EMT’s on two, both men died at the scene. The names of the victims have not been released. The Investigation by the CHP continues.