A 63-year-old motorist died Saturday and a passenger in her 20s was injured in a rollover crash that resulted in the vehicle hitting a tree in San Clemente.
The crash occurred just after 9:30 a.m. on Camino De Los Mares just north of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, according to Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Hylton.
A preliminary investigation indicated the driver — Gregory Hudson Lynch, 63, of San Clemente — may have suffered a medical emergency while driving, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman suffered moderate injuries and was taken by paramedics to a hospital, the sergeant said.
Camino De Los Mares was closed between Camino El Molino and Calle Aqua for the investigation but has since reopened, Hylton said.