2 dead after vehicle crashes 30 feet down ravine

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) — A man and a woman died Sunday in a solo-vehicle crash in Fallbrook, authorities said.

The accident was reported at about 2:15 p.m. on Old Highway 395 south of Reche Road, according to Capt. John Choi of the North County Fire Protection District.

A 2005 Ford Mustang veered off the west side of the road, went down a 30-foot ravine and crashed, the California Highway Patrol said. While traveling down the embankment, the Mustang crashed into a tree, ejecting both the 42-year-old male driver from Fallbrook and his 39-year-old female passenger from Oceanside from the vehicle.

Choi said medics who responded to the scene declared both occupants dead. The victims were not immediately identified.

Both sides of Old Highway 395 were closed until about 6:30 p.m. as authorities worked to clear the crash site.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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