12.12.2021 | 9:55 AM | RANCHO MISSION VIEJO – A 72-year-old man was dead after losing control of the motorcycle he was riding, Sunday morning.
The incident was reported on the eastbound lanes of the SR-74 (Ortega Highway) near Caspers Park shortly before 10:00 AM.
Units arriving on scene located a 2016 Triumph motorcycle that had overturned before partially ejecting its rider.
The rider, a 72-year-old resident of San Clemente, was assessed on scene by firefighter paramedics before being pronounced deceased.
It was not immediately known if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.
Anyone with information regarding the fatal motorcycle crash is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol’s Capistrano Area Office by calling (949) 487-4000.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at www.occrimestoppers.org.