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2 die after car plunges over Northern California cliff

Authorities in Bodega Bay say dozens of people saw the Toyota SUV go down the cliff and land on its roof.

BODEGA BAY, Calif. — Two women died Saturday after a car they were in plunged over a Northern California ocean cliff and landed about 70 feet on the rocks below.

Authorities in Bodega Bay say dozens of people who were visiting the scenic overlook near the Bodega Head Trail witnessed the Toyota SUV drive through a large parking lot without braking and then plunged off a cliff.  

The cause of the crash is under investigation, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. The California Highway Patrol says investigators will look into several factors, including autopsy results, the vehicle and witness statements.

The women were found dead after rescuers reached the vehicle, which landed on its roof on the rocks about 70 feet below. Authorities say the relationship between the women isn't yet known and that they're still trying to determine if the crash was accidental or intentional.

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