2 killed in head-on crash on SR-76

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RINCON, Calif. — A head-on crash near Pauma Valley Country Club left two people dead Friday and two others injured.

The collision, which involved a commercial box truck and a passenger vehicle, occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. on State Route 76, near Sams Mountain Road in the rural Rincon area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two people died at the scene, Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. Medics took two others to a hospital for treatment of moderately serious injuries. The victims’ names were not immediately available.

The wreck left the two-lane roadway closed in the area through the late morning, the CHP reported.

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