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Two dead after car strikes fire hydrant in Oceanside

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 18, 2022

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — Two people were killed after a car struck a fire hydrant in Oceanside Friday evening.

According to the Oceanside Police Department, the crash happened just after 5 p.m. along College Boulevard and Avenida Empresa.

Police said the crash occurred when a 2008 Toyota Scion XB traveling north on College drifted from the lane and struck a retaining wall and fire hydrant before rolling over.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle, the department said. Both the driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. The names of the victims and their ages haven’t been released at this time.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call accident investigator David Paul at 760-435-4431.