Authorities Identify Woman Killed After Driving Down Cliff Off Mendocino Coast

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A woman who was killed over the weekend after driving off Highway 1 and down a cliff in Mendocino County is being identified. The Modesto Bee reports 49-year-old Deanna Hestnas from Modesto went off the cliff “while transitioning from park to drive, while initially parked on the southbound shoulder of SR-1.” Occurring south of Elk, her Chevy Silverado rolled down the steep cliff coming to a stop at a remote beach below. It was clear when the incident occurred with speculation it might’ve been in the dark. Authorities found the vehicle Saturday afternoon.