Lake Forest man killed, 2 injured in fiery multi-vehicle crash in Irvine

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.

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.

It's unknown what caused the crash.