Pulling up the wreckage
California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire firefighters watch as a vehicle that drove off the cliff at Gray Whale Cove is lifted back up to Highway 1 on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. A female driver was taken to an area hospital with major injuries. Adam Pardee / Review

An unidentified woman died on Monday after driving her vehicle off a cliff, authorities say.

California Highway Patrol public information officer Mark Andrews said CHP received calls starting at 7:52 a.m. from San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and others that a vehicle had gone over the cliff going southbound on Highway 1, just south of Gray Whale Cove.

The only person in the car was a woman, who Andrews said sustained deadly injuries that may have resulted from trying to extricate herself from the car. She was transported from the scene and was pronounced dead at a San Francisco hospital.

Overlooking the beach
California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire firefighters watch as a vehicle that drove off the cliff at Gray Whale Cove is lifted back up to Highway 1 on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. A female driver was taken to an area hospital with major injuries. Adam Pardee / Review

Andrews said on Monday that investigators didn’t yet know why she crashed. He added that there are no known witnesses of the incident itself.

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