A fatal traffic accident involving a Caltrans crew caused massive delays for south Orange County commuters Monday, authorities said.
The accident happened at 9:16 a.m. on Interstate 5 southbound near San Clemente. The California Highway Patrol said a man driving a delivery truck rear-ended one of two Caltrans vehicles operating a “moving lane closure” near Avenida Calafia. The truck, its front end severely damaged, then overturned.
The truck driver, 39-year-old David Eugene Harvey of Garden Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Caltrans worker was taken to San Clemente Hospital, where he was treated and released.