SAN FRANCISCO—The California Highway Patrol announced on Thursday, November 12 that a 26-year-old South San Francisco man died after driving off a cliff located south of Devil’s Slide at Grey Whale Cove.
The CHP received a report at 3:22 p.m. that a solo motorcyclist crashed off the side of a 100 foot cliff near Highway 1.
CHP officers and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report immediately.
Upon arriving to the scene, Cal Fire Coastside and Pacifica Fire Department were hoisted down the side of the cliff to find the man’s body.
It is presumed that the motorcyclist died on impact, the California Highway Patrol reported.
A witness at the scene noted that the motorcyclist was speeding around a curve and lost control of the vehicle causing him to drive off the cliff.
The name of the victim name has not been released because the driver’s family has yet to give permission.
This incident is still under investigation. Witnesses are asked to contact the CHP in San Francisco or the San Mateo Police Department at 1 (415) 557-1094 or the SMPD at 1 (650) 522-7700.