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2 die, 5 taken to hospital in Mission Beach head-on vehicle crash

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Oct 29, 2022

MISSION BEACH, Calif. (CNS) — Two people died and five more were injured Saturday in a head-on vehicle collision in Mission Beach.

The two-vehicle crash happened at 3:09 p.m. Saturday at 2990 Mission Blvd., near San Fernando Place, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

A San Diego Police Department press release says a Ford EcoSport was driving the wrong way as it collided into a Kia Sportage driving northbound on the boulevard.

The 62-year-old man driving the Ford and the 41-year-old man driving the Kia both died at the scene, police say. Two passengers in the Ford and three passenger in the Kia were rushed to nearby hospitals with varying injuries.

One passenger in each car was seriously injured: a passenger in the Ford sustained internal chest bleeding, while the person in the Kia had multiple injuries leave them in critical condition. The other three had minor injures from the crash, according to the press release.

San Diego Police Department officers were also on scene and drivers were asked to stay away from the area, which is near Belmont Park.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The release said alcohol was not a factor.

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