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1 Dead, 3 Injured in North County Crash

One person died and three others were injured in a multiple-car crash in the North County Sunday.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) were called at 8 p.m. to the scene of the crash along Buena Creek Road near N Twin Oaks Valley Road between Vista and San Marcos, north of State Route 78.

A 29-year-old Oceanside man, identified as Axel Calderon, died when his 1986 Toyota Corolla Sport crossed the double yellow line and collided head on into a 2010 Kia Rondo, CHP officers said.

The force of the crash pushed the Kia into two other vehicles.

The driver and passenger in the Kia were rushed to Palomar Hospital with what officials described as moderate injuries.

No other drivers were injured.

Antonio Balderas said hiis mother-in-law was able to walk away from the crash.  Her truck landed in a neighbor's yard. 

"When I got the phone call I was worried if she was okay," Balderas said. "Knowing that some person died, it's just shocking." 

Buena Creek Road was closed for hours between Casseu Road and North Twin Oaks Road the Department of Public Works said.

Neighbors said these types of crashes happen too often in the area. 

It's unclear if alcohol was a factor in the crash. CHP is investigating the cause of the crash. 

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