SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say five people were killed when a vehicle plunged about 100 feet off a cliff along Northern California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway near Mendocino.
The California Highway Patrol identified the victims Tuesday as two women from West Linn, Oregon and three children. Their names and ages were not immediately released.READ MORE: 'We Just Want Him Back': French Bulldog Stolen at Gunpoint in Oakland
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.READ MORE: Chaos, Panic After Shots Rang Out At High School Championship Football Game
The CHP said the vehicle landed on its roof on a large rock, killing all five.MORE NEWS: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
Investigators said it was not clear what caused the crash. The weather was reported as clear and drugs and alcohol were not considered factors.