PCH reopens after fatal crash closes both sides of highway in Malibu

A fatal crash on Pacific Coast Highway
Two vehicles crashed on Pacific Coast Highway, killing one person and causing an hours-long highway closure.

Pacific Coast Highway was shut down in both directions near Topanga Canyon Road in Malibu for six hours after a crash killed one person, officials said Friday.

The crash happened about 6:05 a.m. and involved two vehicles, an SUV and a sedan, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy James Nagao said.

One person was killed, according to Caltrans. It was not immediately clear whether anyone else was injured.

The highway was closed from Big Rock Beach to Topanga Canyon Road and reopened shortly before noon, according to sheriff’s officials and the California Department of Transportation.