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SAN DIEGO – Two people were killed in Ocean Beach early Sunday morning after a head-on crash on westbound Interstate 8, according to California Highway Patrol.

A Volkswagen sedan was reported driving east on westbound I-8 from Sunset Cliffs Boulevard just before 1 a.m.  The 22-year-old driver crashed head-on into a Honda Accord with three passengers. The 37-year-old man driving the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other women, both in their 30s, riding with him suffered minors injuries.

Rescue crews spent about 30 minutes cutting the driver of the Volkswagon from his car. He was taken to UC-San Diego Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. CHP officers could not  confirm if the second person killed in the crash was the driver of the Volkswagon.

The crash occurred just east of the traffic signal where the freeway ends, where large “do not enter – wrong way” signs are intended to prevent turns from Sunset Cliffs Boulevard into oncoming freeway traffic.

Interstate 8 was closed for several hours early Sunday morning during the investigation. It is not yet known if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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