One Dead After Car Crash That Rips Car in Half

One person has died after an early morning crash in Fallbrook that split a car in half, officials said. 

The crash happened at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning on State Route 76, just east of Interstate 15. 

One car involved in the crash had to be hosed down after it caught fire and the other car was split in half by the impact.

One of the victims involved was taken to Palomar Hospital and later pronounced dead. 

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. Officials have not released the identities of those involved. 

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