A MOM, 64, and daughter, 41, were killed in a horrific crash after their SUV rammed through a barrier and plummeted 100ft off a cliff.
On Saturday, dozens of witnesses were around to see the scary crash at Bodega Bay’s Head Trial, a popular Northern California coastal overlook.
A Toyota SUV plunged about 100ft off a cliff in California[/caption]
The mother, identified as Maria Teixeria, was driving, and her daughter, Elizabeth Correia, was her passenger.
Both lived in the San Francisco Bay Area about 100 miles south of the crash.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, California Highway Patrol Officer David de Rutte said.
Witnesses said that the vehicle drove through a wooden barrier in a large parking area at the trial, and then plunged off the cliff.
The women were killed in the fall[/caption]
Dozens of people were at the overlook when the car went over the cliff[/caption]
Witnesses indicated that it didn’t seem like the driver attempted to break.
“Witnesses saw the vehicle driving through the parking lot — and it just kept driving,” de Rutte said.
“It didn’t stop. There was no accelerating but also no braking.”
The Toyota SUV landed on its roof after falling about 100ft onto rocks below the overlook area. Both women were dead by the time first responders arrived.
The mother and daughter were both employees at local public schools, according to KRON.
Teixiera was the lead custodian at Montevideo Elementary school in nearby San Ramon and Correia was a first-grade teacher at Lydiksen Elementary school in Pleasanton.
Teixiera’s son confirmed that his mom and sister has passed in a Facebook post.
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“It’s with heavy heart that I share my mom, Maria Teixeira and my sister, Elizabeth Correia, both passed away yesterday after being involved in a single crash in Bodega Bay.
“There is a hole in my heart that will never be filled now. I’m so grateful for them and the time we shared.
“They will forever be part of me. I love you mom and sis.”