California Highway Patrol officers said two people died in a crash in El Rio, an unincorporated area of Ventura County, on Sunday night.
It happened near the intersection of Vineyard and Central around 6:35 p.m.
A witness said firefighters had to remove two bodies from the wreckage of one car.
It appears the car had been broadsided.
A number of survivors were taken to the hospital.
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