A Highway Patrolman walks past the badly wrecked car. Courtesy OnScene.TV

One person died Saturday when a silver sedan crashed into another vehicle near an Interstate 15 overpass in Fallbrook during an apparent race on the freeway.

The crash was reported at 5:40 p.m. on the southbound freeway at Mission Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A witness told the CHP three vehicles were racing and the silver sedan may have been traveling 100 mph when it crashed near the overpass and went into a ravine.

At least one person was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

The freeway was closed in both directions for the investigation.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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