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Man who fatally drove off California highway identified

Car Off Cliff
Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 17, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after his car plunged off a winding, cliffside road south of San Francisco and landed on a beach more than 200 feet below.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the San Mateo County coroner’s office identified the driver on Thursday as 73-year-old San Francisco resident Anthony Colonnese Jr.

He was the lone person in the vehicle when it went drove off of Highway 1 on Wednesday.

He was declared dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

The area of steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean is known as Devil’s Slide.