Head-on collision
The scene of Saturday afternoon’s fatal Mission Beach crash. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

Two people died and five more were injured Saturday in a head-on vehicle collision in Mission Beach.

The primary crash, which involved seven motorists in two vehicles, happened at 3:09 p.m. at 2990 Mission Blvd., near San Fernando Place, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Two crash victims died at the scene. Five suffered injuries and were rushed to local hospitals. Two people were found to have critical injuries, and two others sustained minor injuries. No information was released about the fifth injured individual.

Authorities withheld the victims’ names.

San Diego Police Department officers on scene asked drivers to stay away from the area, which is near Belmont Park. The cause of the crash, which also involved parked cars, was under investigation.

City News Service and staff reports


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