1 Dead After Vehicle Plunges 40-Feet Off Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

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One person was killed when an SUV plunged off the side of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on June 9, 2016. (Credit: Ventura County Fire Department)

One person was killed after a vehicle flipped off the side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Thursday morning and landed upside down on the rocks below, authorities said.

The green Ford XPL was traveling near Deer Creek Road when it fell from the roadway just before 8:50 a.m., the California Highway Patrol’s incident log stated.

The SUV landed about 40-feet down on the rocks, right near the ocean, according to CHP and photos taken by a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office air unit.

County firefighters were working to extricate the deceased person from the vehicle, Fire Department Capt. Mike Lindbery tweeted.

It was unclear whether there was anyone else in the SUV; earlier, Lindbery said that a person was in critical condition, and they were preparing to move the patient to the roadside.

At one point, all lanes of the highway were blocked, according to CHP. The agency did not issue a SigAlert, and it was not immediately clear whether the stretch of roadway was open to passing motorists.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

No other details were immediately released.

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