Mile Marker 9, where the man was found, is about 80 miles from Seaside. "That is under the investigation," said Jessica Madueño, CHP public information officer. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. His body was recovered Sunday, and his vehicle will be recovered on Tuesday when the weather is clear. After she went over the edge of the cliff, Ray pulled over to look for the vehicle below. The burning car was discovered by crews with Big Sur Fire who responded to a report of a brush fire at 4:40 a.m. between Lucia and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, according to the California Highway Patrol. An … He was just two weeks shy of his 34th birthday. The woman, a 26-year-old resident of Big Sur, was ejected from her 1997 white Jeep Cherokee as it rolled down the cliff, Madueno said. As of Tuesday afternoon the victims had not yet been identified by the Monterey County Coroner’s office. Kate Cimini is a multimedia journalist for The Californian. After extinguishing the fire the crew discovered one body in the wreckage. A Seaside man plunged to his death Sunday after his car slid off Highway 1 in Big Sur, California Highway Patrol officers said. Under the shelter in place order, Monterey County residents are asked not to travel long distances. All rights reserved. At about 9:30 a.m. Sunday a 32-year-old Seaside man was driving his maroon, 2001 Toyota Tundra northbound on Highway 1, south of Willow Creek Bridge when he lost control and rolled over the western edge of the cliff. Her dog was also ejected and suffered a broken leg. The car came to rest 400 feet down the cliff. CHP Public Information Officer Jessica Madueno confirmed the wreck took place at mile marker 43, south of Nepenthe and a quarter-mile north of COAST Gallery. The man's car came to a stop, 400 feet down the western cliff. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian. She was not wearing her seatbelt. … According to the report shared with the press, conditions were rainy and windy and may have led to the fatal wreck. A Monterey County Search and Rescue team responded and discovered a total of two victims in the charred vehicle. Byrne to play football at Oregon State. It was Ray’s first drive on Highway 1. Call her at (831) 776-5137 or email kcimini@thecalifornian.com. The vehicle was a rented 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. Two die in fiery Big Sur crash, car plunges…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Two die in fiery Big Sur crash, car plunges over cliff, Seaside looks for contractors for its Accessory Dwelling Unit Project, Traffic impacts key to Pacific Grove hotel project at American Tin Cannery site, Coronavirus: California reaches grim 1 million case milestone, Main commits early to play tennis at Texas Tech, Sara Boyns, Workplace Law: Employers required to provide leave, Homeless Union group calls on Salinas to stop cleanup of encampments, Coronavirus: State rejects Monterey County's bid for less restrictive tier, Pacific Grove limits parking near Monterey Bay Aquarium, Rec Trail, Extensive Pacific Grove library renovation coming to a close, Map of California coronavirus tiers: The 11 counties that just got worse, Monterey County policyholders in wildfire ZIP codes to get one-year reprieve, Carmel High's J.T.