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Five die in traffic collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County

Lucian Alexe
A traffic collision left five people dead in Ventura County Sunday.

Vehicles have head-on crash near Mugu Rock.

Authorities are trying to figure out exactly what led to a tragic traffic collision on the South Coast which left five people dead.

It happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday, on the Pacific Coast Highway between Point Mugu and Mugu Rock.

CHP investigators say a northbound car and a southbound SUV collided just north of Mugu Rock. It’s believed one of the vehicles crossed the center line, leading to the head-on crash.

The SUV caught on fire, and all four people inside died. The driver of the car also died. The names of the victims haven’t been released yet.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.