Multi-car crash in Santa Monica under investigation, PCH reopens after closing for hours

An investigation was underway following a collision involving multiple vehicles on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica on Monday afternoon, officials said. 

The highway reopened a little before 5 p.m. after shutting down for more than two hours.

The horrific crash was reported in the 1000 block of the PCH just before 1:50 p.m., Santa Monica PD said.

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Officials did not say what caused the crash to take place in the first place. The number of injuries in relation to the crash is unknown as of Monday evening.