At least one person died in Perris Sunday evening when a pickup and sedan collided, causing the car to sever a utility pole.
The crash was reported at 5:58 p.m. at 18865 Clark St., according to the California Highway Patrol.
A gray Ford F-250 pickup collided with a black Toyota sedan, which then crashed into a utility pole, severing it. It had only been held up by wires, witnesses told the CHP. Some wires were on the ground.
One person in the sedan was reported bleeding from the head, the CHP said.
Details about the fatal victim were not immediately forthcoming.
Tow trucks had to wait to remove the damaged vehicles until Edison workers de-energized the lines, the CHP said.