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Portola Valley: Driver found dead in car down embankment

 

A man found dead in a Jeep Cherokee at the bottom of an embankment in Portola Valley on Thursday morning (Feb. 11) had likely been dead for more than 24 hours before he was found, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

A resident of the area near Skyline Boulevard and Old La Honda Road reported that she found skid marks on Skyline this morning. She looked down the edge of the cliff and saw the car down the embankment, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

CHP officers responded at about 11 a.m. and found the red Jeep 160 feet down the cliff. The driver was pronounced dead there and investigators have not yet determined his name, Officer Montiel said.

It appears that the driver was headed north on Skyline sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning when he lost control of the car, veered across the road and crashed down the embankment, Officer Montiel said.

— Bay City News Service

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