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UPDATE: SUV goes over cliffside in Shell Beach Wednesday night

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Posted at 6:20 AM, Jul 22, 2021

UPDATE: (11:02 a.m.) - The Pismo Beach Police Department has released a statement on the crash.

They say that the vehicle had reportedly left the roadway, traveled through a grass area and hit a trash can and a chained fence before crashing on the beach below the bluff.

Witnesses say they observed an unidentified male walking north, away from the vehicle.

Officers located the abandoned vehicle on the beach. CAL FIRE assisted in the search for the individual, but he has not been found.

The vehicle was removed from the beach at around 2:30 a.m.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a hit and run. They ask that anyone with information on the incident call the department at 805-773-2208.


CAL FIRE and the Pismo Beach Police Department responded to a vehicle that went over a cliff Wednesday night in Shell Beach.

According to an official with CAL FIRE, the call came in at 10:55 p.m. after a person saw an SUV driving on Silver Shoals Drive and shortly after, saw the headlights on the SUV disappear.

Officials say the caller was concerned the vehicle may have gone over the side of the cliff and landed on the beach below.

Officials say when officers with the Pismo Beach Police Department responded to the coastal area at the end of Silver Shoals Drive, they found an unoccupied black SUV on the beach.

According to CAL FIRE, whoever was inside the vehicle was still outstanding as of 6 a.m. Thursday and it's unclear if the crash resulted in injuries for those occupants.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.