Authorities Baffled on Car Crash on Mendocino Coast

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Police in Mendocino County are baffled by a deadly crash on Monday that left five Washington State family members dead and three children missing and presumed dead. The SUV carrying the family somehow careened off a cliff on Highway 1 near Westport, killing two women and three children when it landed on its roof about 100 feet below the roadway. Three other children, aged 12, 15, and 16, have not yet been found and authorities believe they didn’t survive the impact. Now investigators are working to piece together the family’s activities in the 24 hours before the crash.