PACIFICA (CBS SF) — A driver was killed after plunging over a cliff south of Pacifica near Devil Slide Trail Wednesday afternoon, shutting down Highway 1 and causing a major backup for hours.
According to Caltrans, the crash was reported at about 2 p.m. It happened just south of the Tom Lantos Tunnels. According to the California Highway Patrol there were no other occupants in the vehicle.READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
As of 5 p.m. one-lane traffic control was in place on southbound Highway 1 while first responders and CHP were working to retrieve the car and victim of the crash.
Caltrans said there was no estimated time for reopening.
HAPPENING NOW: A recovery is underway at Devils Slide, just north of Tom Lantos Tunnel. Witnesses say a vehicle went over the side of the cliff, and a vehicle and body have been located a few hundred feet down. pic.twitter.com/CQ5dFwKuMc
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***Major Traffic Collision***
SR-1 s/b, just south of Tom Lantos Tunnels will be closed indefinitely for emergency personnel to respond to vehicle over the cliffside. Unknown ETO. Will provide updates here on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/i4boaGxqX7
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) September 15, 2021