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Two Dead in Fiery Head-On Collision on South Coast

A fiery head-on collision has killed a man and a woman in Oxnard.

It happened at about 2 am Saturday on Harbor Boulevard just north of Gonzales Road. The California Highway Patrol said a 33-year-old man was driving northbound on Harbor Boulevard when he drove into the southbound traffic lane and slammed into a car head-on.  The man, who had driven into oncoming traffic, got trapped inside his vehicle, which then burst into flames.  The 44-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle was able to get out of his car. But his 43-year-old female passenger remained trapped in the front seat. Ventura City firefighters responded and extinguished the flames.

The driver of the northbound vehicle and the passenger in the southbound vehicle -- both from Oxnard -- were pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the southbound car -- also from Oxnard -- was rushed to Ventura County Medical Center to be treated for a lacerated lip and internal bleeding.

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to the deadly crash. The names of the victims have not yet been released.