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Classic sports car destroyed in La Mesa crash; two people severely injured

Two people were severely injured in a crash involving a classic Ford Mustang that shut down several thoroughfares in La Mesa.

LA MESA, Calif. — Two people were severely injured in a crash that shut down several thoroughfares in La Mesa Friday evening.

Various law enforcement agencies and first responders were dispatched to the scene of a crash on Lake Murray Boulevard and Dallas Street around 4:35 p.m. following reports of a "severe crash," according to San Diego police.

Video from Chopper 8 overhead the crash showed a 1966 Ford Mustang severely mangled in eastbound lanes of traffic on Lake Murray Boulevard.

Witnesses on the scene told officers that the olive-colored Ford Mustang was driving on the wrong side of the road.

A 2008 Subaru Impreza driven by a 30-year-old man was also left destroyed and sitting in the center divide, partially blocking southwest-facing lanes of Lake Murray Boulevard.

The driver of the Subaru Impreza was not injured.

San Diego police said at least one person was taken to an area hospital from what authorities described as a "major injury crash."

The investigation revealed the driver of the Ford Mustang, a 49-year-old woman, suffered serious head trauma, an open fracture to the left humorous, and internal bleeding.

A 19-year-old girl was also in the Ford Mustang and suffered facial and orbital fractures along with several other serious injuries, according to San Diego police.

Authorities shut down a significant portion of Lake Murray Boulevard near Jack in the Box and Ross Dress for Less while first responders worked to rescue victims involved in the crash.

San Diego police said drugs or alcohol may have affected the crash. 

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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