1 person dead, 6 people injured in 2-car crash in unincorporated Santa Monica Mountains, authorities say

by: Cameron Kiszla, with reporting by Sam Bader

Posted: Feb 26, 2022 / 09:27 PM PSTUpdated: Feb 26, 2022 / 10:13 PM PST

One person died and six people were injured in a crash north of Malibu on Feb. 26, 2022. (KTLA)

One person was killed and six people were hurt when two cars collided in an unincorporated area of ​​the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu, officials said.

The crash, which occurred at around 8:30 p.m. near Malibu Canyon Road and Mesa Peak Motorway, left one person dead at the scene, with four people in critical condition and two suffering minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Officer Figueroa of the California Highway Patrol confirmed that seven people were hurt or killed and described the incident as a major-injury crash.

The intersection, which is located just south of the intersection of Malibu Canyon and Piuma roads, will be closed in both directions for three hours after a SigAlert was issued, the CHP said on Twitter.

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