Family of 5 killed as car plunges off California’s coastal highway

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Authorities say a family of five was killed when a vehicle plunged about 100 feet off a cliff along Northern California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway in Mendocino County. 

The family was driving on SR-1 south of Juan Creek in Mendocino County.

In a report on the crash, the CHP said a 2003 GMC was driving south along Highway 1 on Monday when it pulled into a dirt turnout along the road and for unknown reasons continued directly off the cliff.

All 5 people in the car, including 3 kids, were killed. Their identities have not been released.

Investigators said it was not clear what caused the crash. The weather was reported as clear and drugs and alcohol were not considered factors.


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