1 Hurt in Crash on Ortega Highway

A Laguna Niguel woman was in critical condition after an early morning head-on collision Tuesday on Ortega Highway, highway officials said.

Mathew Philip Wilson, 19, of Riverside was driving west about 6:35 a.m. when he tried to pass traffic by going into the eastbound lane, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mort Opittek. His vehicle collided head-on with another driven by Wendy Mae Sellge, 52, of Laguna Niguel.

Sellge suffered cuts, a fractured spleen and a broken thigh bone. Wilson suffered moderate injuries, Opittek said.

No citations were issued pending an investigation, CHP authorities said.

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