IRVINE, Calif. – A man was killed and two people were injured Saturday during a multi-vehicle crash on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Irvine that included a well-involved big rig fire.
The man who died was 59-year-old Daniel Franco of Lake Forest, according to Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Hylton.
At 4:08 this morning #OCFA FF’s were called to the 5 South at Jamboree for an accident involving 2 cars and an overturned semi-truck that was on fire. Sadly, 1 individual was pronounced deceased & 2 others were taken to the hospital in stable condition. @CHP_HQ is investigating. pic.twitter.com/mzp86tqNYW— OCFA PIO (@OCFireAuthority) September 24, 2022
The crash occurred a little after 4 a.m on the southbound freeway at Jamboree Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Firefighters and paramedics dispatched to the location at 4:08 a.m. reported one person dead at the scene. Paramedics rushed two people, in stable condition, to a hospital, the Orange County Fire Authority reported.