Victim Identified after Pickup-Truck Plunges into Ocean near Highway 1

PESCADERO, CA (May 3, 2022) – Friday night, Ipolito Anaya was identified as one of the deceased victims after a car plunged into the ocean.

Around 8:45 p.m., officers received dispatch calls about a vehicle that went down a cliff, and into the ocean at Pescadero State Beach.

Reports indicate that the driver of a pickup-truck was speeding along Highway 1, and attempted to turn into the beach parking lot without stopping. As a result, the driver lost control and traveled down a 30-foot cliff.

Crews located the vehicle on its roof, and in the ocean. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medical personnel pronounced 39-year-old Anaya, and a young girl dead at the scene.

In addition, officers say a third occupant was missing and has not yet been found.

At this time, San Mateo Officials are working to identify the circumstances surrounding the crash.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Ipolito Anaya and the other deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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