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3 men injured when car rolls down cliff


JENNER, Calif. (AP) -- Three California men are lucky to be alive after their car veered off a highway and rolled 120 feet down a coastal cliff.

The California Highway Patrol says the Toyota Corolla veered off Highway 1 on Sunday afternoon and went over the cliff, landing on a rocky beach below.

Investigators say it took rescue personnel several hours to get to the crash site and help remove at least two of the victims. All three were wearing seat belts.

They say the driver, 59-year-old Fidel Alvarez Chavez, and his passenger, 29-year-old Alfrado Morales, suffered moderate injuries. Another passenger, 31-year-old Gabriel Noriega, suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Officials say alcohol and drugs don't appear to be factors.

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