1 killed in crash on SR-76

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fatal-crash-grpOCEANSIDE, Calif. – A person was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 76 near unincorporated Pala Mesa northeast of Oceanside, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A Ford F-150 and a Ford Focus crashed about 3:25 p.m. on the state highway east of Monserate Hill Road, CHP officials said.

Three ambulances were dispatched to the scene, although it was unclear how many people were taken to hospitals, according to the Heartland Fire & Rescue Department.

Officials closed state Route 76 in both directions.