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San Juan Capistrano Crash On Ortega Highway Claims Life

1 killed in San Juan Capistrano collision on Ortega Highway.

San Juan Capistrano, CA (June 14, 2024) The community of San Juan Capistrano was blanketed in sadness following a deadly collision on Ortega Highway. The tragic accident occurred just before 2:00 p.m. near Casper Park Road on Thursday, June 13th. The two-vehicle collision claimed a passenger’s life and left others injured, according to reports.

A work pickup truck and a gray van were traveling along the Ortega Highway on Thursday afternoon, along with other vehicles, when suddenly the two vehicles collided. Officers are still not sure what caused this collision on Ortega Highway, they reported that there was so much debris on the roadway that it caused a huge traffic hazard. The two vehicles both sustained major damage in the accident and traffic began to back up on the highway.

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The California Highway Patrol arrived at the scene within minutes, according to reports, and had to shut down a section of Ortega Highway. The Fire Department tried to divert traffic away from the scene, as the eastbound lanes of the highway had been closed until the scene had been cleared. Paramedics at the scene hurried to the vehicles, ready to give aid to anyone who was injured in the accident. Sadly, they found a passenger in one of the vehicles who did not survive the collision. Authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene and waited for the coroner.

Officers investigated the scene and are working to determine what exactly happened on the Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano that afternoon. They are also hoping to discover who was at fault for this fatal collision. Officers called for a tow truck to remove the damaged vehicles from the scene and crews spend hours cleaning up the debris that had been thrown in every direction during the crash.

All of us at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this collision. We understand that this is a difficult time as you mourn this sudden loss of someone you cared about. We have a team of legal professionals ready to assist you during this difficult time. You can reach out them any time, day or night, at your convenience.


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