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2 dead after car plunges down hillside in Deer Springs area

Posted at 7:14 AM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 13:11:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Two people died after authorities said the car they were in plunged down a hillside in the Deer Springs area.

The California Highway Patrol said the single-vehicle crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. off Lawrence Welk Court.

According to CHP officials, a 2016 Toyota Scion was traveling eastbound on Lawrence Welk Court when -- for reasons unknown -- it veered off the roadway and down an embankment.

ABC 10News learned authorities received a call from several people reporting that their friends had been in a crash just after midnight. The friends who reported the crash said they spotted the wreckage of the car about 500 feet down a hillside.

Responding emergency crews arrived to find two people in the vehicle. The car’s 19-year-old driver, a male from Vista, and a male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a second vehicle that may have been involved in the crash. The CHP is also working to track down the group of friends that made the emergency call.

Authorities said the two crash victims had just left a nearby party when the crash occurred.