1 killed in head-on crash on East County highway

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LAKESIDE (CNS) – One person was killed in a head-on crash Monday morning on state Route 67 near San Vicente Reservoir.

The crash, involving at least two vehicles, was reported shortly after 6:50 a.m. on state Route 67 near Foster Truck Trail, north of Lakeside, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

A person was ejected from one of the vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene, Bettencourt said.

A SigAlert was issued around 7 a.m. shutting down the southbound lanes of state Route 67. The northbound lanes were also partially blocked, but officers were allowing cars to pass on the shoulder, Bettencourt said.

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The circumstances leading up to the crash were under investigation.

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