A man died after his vehicle plunged off a steep and rocky California cliff Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The man was identified as Anthony Colonnese Jr. by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office, the news outlet reported.
The vehicle and a body have been recovered. The investigation has been turned over to the California Highway Patrol. Coastside Fire, @NoCoFire, @SMCSheriff, AMR , Coastside Fire Volunteers, San Mateo County Fire, and Caltrans responded. pic.twitter.com/PK28qnCbJT
— CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) September 16, 2021
Witnesses reported the man’s vehicle driving off the cliffside around 2:15 p.m., according to Cal Fire CZU.
Fire officials retrieved the vehicle and the car from the beach where it landed.
Traffic headed southbound along the highway was closed for more than an hour while rescuers worked to get the body and car.
Pacifica is about 15 miles south of San Francisco.