Two people were killed in a head-on car crash in Lakeside on Sunday morning, prompting the California Highway Patrol to shut down Wildcat Canyon Road for four hours.

The crash occurred on Wildcat Canyon Road north of  Blue Sky Ranch around 5 a.m. when a car headed northbound crossed the into the southbound lane. The wrong-way-driver and his passenger were killed.

Authorities shut down both sides of Wildcat Canyon Road for four hours as they investigated.

TV pictures from the scene show a car over the guardrail and another one overturned.

The driver of the other vehicle was injured and taken to a local hospital with severe injuries, the CHP said.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.