VENTURA COUNTY, CA (November 7, 2022) – Early in the morning on Sunday in Ventura County, two vehicles collided head on in a fiery crash, killing five people. The November 6 crash occurred near Point Mugu on Pacific Coast Highway.
The time was roughly 4:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
Two vehicles–described as a Subaru WRX and a small SUV–collided head on, and the two vehicles erupted in flames.
Responders from the Ventura County Fire Department arrived to help, and they extinguished the fire.
According to Brian McGrath, who is a captain with the Fire Department, all of the occupants of the vehicles were killed in the incident.
Four of the people who died had been traveling in the small SUV, and one person who died had been traveling in the Subaru, according to John Larson. Larson is a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol in Ventura.
The man who was traveling in the Subaru was identified only as in his thirties. His name and city of residence have not been reported.
No one who had been traveling in the small SUV has been identified.
Authorities said one of the vehicles had gone into the lane of opposing traffic, but at this time, it is not known which of the vehicles that was.
Investigators are working to understand the crash, and they are continuing their efforts to collect information.
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