An investigation was underway Friday into a five-vehicle collision in San Jacinto that left four people dead.

The deadly crash happened about 8:15 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of the Ramona Expressway and Seventh Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Dawn Blair said the vehicles collided on the expressway, but the fatalities and injuries were confined to two vehicles — a Nissan Armada SUV and a Kia Optima.

“One occupant in the Nissan and two occupants in the Kia were pronounced deceased at the scene,” Blair said. “A third occupant of the Kia was transported to Riverside University Medical Center in critical condition and later succumbed to her injuries.”

None of the victims were immediately identified.

Blair said it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs may have been factors in the wreck.

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