Tragedy struck recently when a mother and her daughter lost their lives after their vehicle plunged off the California over the weekend. The news about this unfortunate incident was revealed by the authorities on Monday.
Mother and daughter were found dead after plunging off the cliff of California in their Toyota SUV
David deRutte, who happens to be the spokesman for California Highway Patrol, revealed that they are yet to understand why 64-year-old Maria Teixeira kept driving after she struck a barrier at a trailhead parking lot in Bodega Bay, about 70 miles north of San Francisco.
Her daughter, 41-year-old Elizabeth Correia was the only passenger in the car that plunged off the edge of a scenic coastal overlook in Northern California at around 11 am on Saturday.
The deceased - 64-year-old Teixeira and her daughter Correia
According to deRutte, their Toyota SUV got into a large, gravel lot with no parking space and was moving at a normal speed. Afterwards, the car started moving towards a cliff and didn’t show any sign of coming to a halt. The spokesperson revealed that the car was showing no sign of braking or acceleration at the time.
From what we learnt, at least 10 people witnessed this horrific crash. Photos from the scene of the accident were also shared online by the authorities. The authorities are still trying to make sense of what took place. According to him, an inspection will be carried out on the vehicle and an autopsy will be done on Teixeira to know if she had any medical condition at the time when she drove the car off the Californian cliff.
Watch the clip here for more insight on the road crash:
Mother daughter die after their car plunges off California cliff
The mother and daughter were said to be from Pleasanton, a suburb area in San Francisco Bay. Teixeira was a lead custodian while Correia was a first-grade teacher at elementary schools.