Three adults died and two children were injured after a head-on collision Wednesday on the Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu.
The Ventura County Fire Department says the two cars collided at about 8:30 p.m. on California State Route 1 near Pt. Mugu about 50 miles west of Los Angeles.
Fire officials say three adults were dead when they arrived. Two children were hospitalized, one critically injured and another moderately injured.
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No names have been released.
Wreckage was strewn across the highway, which was expected to be shut down for several hours.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
NBC Los Angeles staff contributed to this report.