Fiery head-on crash on bridge in Ventura leaves 2 dead

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were killed in a fiery two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on a bridge in Ventura, authorities said.

The head-on collision occurred just before 2 a.m. on Harbor Boulevard at the Santa Clara River Bridge, said Officer Jared McCoy of the California Highway Patrol.

One of the vehicles erupted in flames, which CHP officers initially attempted to knock down with fire extinguishers when they arrived at the crash site. Firefighters subsequently arrived and put out the blaze.

One person in each vehicle died, McCoy said. It was unclear if they were pronounced dead at the scene or at a hospital. The deceased were not immediately identified.

The cause of the crash was unknown.
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