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One person killed in crash of stolen car on Highway 1

Sunday, November 03, 2013

One person was killed when a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Vallejo went off a cliff on state Highway 1 south of Stinson Beach this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP received reports of a vehicle off the road south of Rocky Point Road in Marin County shortly before 4:30 p.m. today, according to CHP Officer Andrew Barclay.

Officers arriving at the scene found a red Honda Accord around 200 feet down a cliff with major damage, Barclay said.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was located and pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators determined the car had been reported stolen out of Vallejo. They are still working to identify the driver.

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Office helicopter was used to remove his body due to the steep terrain, Barclay said.

State Highway 1 was closed in both directions until around 7 p.m. by the crash.

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