Wednesday around 8:40 a.m., a driver on Highway 101 south of Depoe Bay witnessed a car go through a wide turnout and off a cliff. The car crashed on the rocks 100 feet below the turnout near the surf line.
Emergency responders from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Depoe Bay Fire District, Pac West Ambulance, and Oregon State Police responded to the scene and confirmed the vehicle contained a deceased adult female inside. That woman is 23-year-old Adriana Star Ruiz, from Lincoln City. The U.S. Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and boat resources to help as needed.
OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are leading the investigation.
Photo: Oregon State Police