SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle collision on the 2900 block of Mission Boulevard on Saturday around 3:15 p.m., said Battalion Chief Johnny Flores.
Upon arrival, officials confirmed there were a total of seven patients between the two vehicles involved in the incident. Chief Flores said a total of 19 first responders were present and advanced life support was provided to those who were injured.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Five people were transported to local hospitals.
There were no pedestrians involved in this incident, according to Chief Flores.
After further investigation, San Diego Police Department Watch Commander, Officer. R. Heims announced a 62-year-old man was driving a Ford EcoSport southbound in the northbound lanes of 2900 Mission Boulevard as a 41-year-old man was driving a Kia Sportage northbound.
The Ford and Kia collided head-on in the northbound #2 lane. The driver of the Ford was pronounced deceased on scene along with a 59-year-old female passenger in the Kia.
Two passengers in the Ford and three passengers in the Kia were transported to area hospitals with injuries, said Officers Heims. One of the passengers in the Ford sustained internal chest bleeding and one passenger in the Kia was in critical condition with multiple injuries.
Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. The San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating the incident further.