At least 1 dead in crash on South Mission Road in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK, Calif. - At least one person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on South Mission Road in Fallbrook Thursday afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened just after 4 p.m. on northbound South Mission Road just north of Via Monserate. A Sig Alert was issued at 4:45 p.m.

At least five vehicles were involved in the crash, with all vehicles suffering major damage, according to the CHP.

John Buchanan with the North County Fire Protection District confirmed that a woman in her 20s -- a passenger in one of the vehicles -- died at the scene.

Additionally, Buchanan told 10News two people suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital. Two others were injured and were also take to the hospital.

The CHP is at the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

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