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1 dead in violent 3-car crash on PCH in Malibu

Two vehicles are seen after a three-car crash on Pacific Coast Highway near Rambla Pacifico Street in Malibu on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. One fatality was reported in the accident.

October 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Pacific Coast Highway reopened in Malibu on Saturday afternoon after a deadly crash led to an hours-long closure.

The accident happened just after 8 a.m. on an S-curve near Rambla Pacifico Street.

The sheriff's department says a southbound vehicle crossed into opposing lanes, causing a violent crash. One of the cars went spinning and hit a third car.

All three cars were within the speed limit; speed was not a factor in the crash.