Austrian Woman Killed in Solo Crash on Ortega Highway
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2019) – Runhild Wiegand, 83, who is from upper Austria, died in a collision on Thanksgiving Day.
The crash took place on the Ortega Highway in the El Cariso community near Lake Elsinore.
The solo collision was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in the 32000 block of Ortega Highway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Paramedics responded, however, Runhild Wiegand, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
It’s unknown at this time what caused the crash, but the California Highway Patrol is investigating.
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