Three Dead, Vehicle Split in Half in PCH Crash

Three people were killed and a vehicle was split in half in a two-car crash in Ventura County.

The crash happened in the 7800 block of Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu at around 12:13 a.m. Tuesday, Ventura County Fire Department said.

A black Mercedes is believed to have been speeding as the driver headed northbound, then spun out of control and smashed head-on into a Honda heading south, California Highway Patrol said. The driver was partially thrown from the Mercedes, which was split in two by the impact of the crash at La Jolla Canyon.

A shoreline search was launched in case anyone was ejected into the water, however no one was found. The Air National Guard and the United States Coast Guard were both assisting with the search.

The scene was cleared at around 4:15 a.m, before the morning commute.

Annette Arreola contributed to this report

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