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Coroner's inquest set in family plunge off California cliff

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Northern California will hold a coroner's inquest to determine the manner of death for eight members of a family whose SUV plunged off a coastal cliff last year.Mendocino County sheriff's Capt. Greg Van Patten says that during the two-day inquest starting Wednesday a jury will hear from officials and experts, and decide whether the deaths of Jen and Sarah Hart and their six adopted children were accidental, a murder-suicide or undetermined.

Woman survives 7 days after SUV plunges off cliff

Angela Hernandez survived on her own for seven days after her SUV plunged off an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California. Two days after she was found by two surfers, she described her ordeal in detail in a Facebook post.

SUV goes over cliff; search continues for 3 children

In the three days since a passerby happened to notice an SUV upside-down at the bottom of a cliff along the California coast, investigators have determined that five members of the same family were killed in the crash.