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New details released about head-on traffic accident which killed five people in Ventura County

Lucian Alexe
CHP investigators say a car swerved into the path of a SUV, causing a head-on crash which killed five people on the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County.

CHP investigators say car swerved into path of oncoming SUV.

Authorities have released new details about 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.

A northbound car and a southbound SUV collided just north of Mugu Rock. Investigators now say for some reason, the car swerved into the southbound lanes, causing 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.