SAN DIEGO—Two people died and five more were injured Oct. 29 in a head-on vehicle collision in Mission Beach.
The crash happened at 3:08 p.m. Saturday at 2990 Mission Boulevard, near San Fernando Place, according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.
A 62-year-old man was driving a Ford EcoSport compact SUV southbound in northbound lanes when he collided head-on into a northbound Kia Sportage driven by a 41-year-old man, Heims said.
The Ford driver died at the scene along with a 59-year-old woman who had been in the Kia, he said.
“One of the passengers in the Ford sustained internal chest bleeding and one passenger in the Kia was in critical condition with multiple injuries,” Heims said.
Another Ford passenger and two Kia passengers were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, he said.
It was unclear why the Ford was on the wrong side of the roadway, but alcohol was not considered a factor, although the investigation was ongoing, Heims said.