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Two dead after Monterey County collision

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Two people are killed after a head-on collision in Prunedale Monday morning. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, around 5:10 a.m, a Ford Explorer was heading westbound on Maher Road, while a Nissan Pathfinder is heading eastbound. 

The Ford crossed the median and drove directly into the Nissan which caused major damage to both vehicles. 

Inside the Nissan is a 63-year-old and a 68-year-old. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford was taken to Natividad Medical Center with major injuries. 

According to CHP, it is unclear if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. 

The CHP Monterey Area Office is investigating the crash.