Pescadero Beach crash: Family grapples with loss after Santa Cruz man, child killed; 1 other still missing

PESCADERO, Calif. (KGO) — A person from Santa Cruz County is a single of two persons useless immediately after a crash on the San Mateo County coast. A possible third human being even now lacking. The CHP says the driver of a pickup truck drove off a cliff into the ocean at Pescadero State Seashore.

“I came out to see what’s left, I found his shoe,” explained Elizabeth Anaya.

Anaya arrived to Pescadero Seaside to mourn her older brother Ipolito Anaya from Flexibility in Santa Cruz County. The CHP explained to her household that he was a person of the victim’s discovered within a Toyota Tacoma truck immediately after it crashed into the ocean Friday night around 8:45.

“He was heading to transform 40 this year, he has three nieces, a mom, a dad, my sister. I am just blank ideal now,” claimed Anaya.

She feared the other victim found in the truck may perhaps be her brother’s girlfriend’s young daughter but the girlfriend is nevertheless missing.

“We gained information about a third party may have been in the car at the time of the crash, we’re performing with coastline guard to identify 3rd party,” mentioned Officer Artwork Montiel from the California Highway Patrol.

The Coast Guard claims that look for was known as off Saturday early morning, immediately after a third particular person could not be positioned.

The CHP says the pickup truck ran a quit indicator on Pescadero Creek Road, crossed Highway 1 and went into the water.

A broken put up and torn landscaping marks the place where by the truck plunged 30 toes into the water. Neighbor Rob Talbot states it truly is a hazardous stretch of highway.

“This is like the sixth or seventh time in my memory in the very last 30-40 a long time that people today on Pescadero Highway, they believe the highway is likely on anticipating major alerts, there aren’t any,” Talbot said.

The CHP states the crash is beneath investigation.

Elizabeth Anaya states she understood her brother Ipolito was in the space Friday barbecuing with pals but cannot say why it ended in tragedy.

“I arrived listed here to uncover responses,” reported Anaya.

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