A woman was found dead Thursday after a car crash near Stagecoach Road and Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County, according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The Grover Beach Police Department confirmed that the woman was from Grover Beach and had been reported missing. No further information was available.
The Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit located the woman’s vehicle around 1 p.m. about 400 feet down an embankment at the bottom of a ravine, according to the news release.
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Law enforcement, fire and forest service personnel responded to the scene by rappelling down the cliff to the vehicle. The woman was found deceased several hundred feet away from the vehicle. She appeared to have been ejected during the crash, according to the news release.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.