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2 Dead, 1 Injured In Temecula Crash

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

TEMECULA (CBS) — Two people were killed and a third injured Saturday in a crash in Temecula, according to a fire department official.

Dispatchers received a 3:08 p.m. call regarding the crash at Jefferson Avenue and Rancho California Road.

One person died at the scene, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

A second person involved in the crash died on the way to the hospital, Hendrickson said.

A third person — who had to be extricated out of the vehicle — was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries.

No details were immediately available as to how the crash occurred but Hendrickson explained that the crew of 17 firefighters expect to remain at the scene for up to two hours.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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