Two people have died after a head-on crash in North Highlands on Christmas Eve, authorities say.

The crash happened a little before 1 p.m. along Roseville Road, just south of Oakhollow Drive.

California Highway Patrol says a sedan was heading northbound on Roseville Road when, for an unknown reason, it went into the southbound lanes and crashed head-on into a pickup truck.


Officers say the right front passenger and right rear passenger in the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the sedan also suffered major injuries, officers say; the pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries.

What led up to the crash is under investigation.