One dead in Malibu Canyon crash


A Topanga woman died Thursday morning after her vehicle plunged off Malibu Canyon road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The single-vehicle crash reported shortly before 10:00 a.m. occurred on Malibu Canyon between Francisco Ranch Road and Pacific Coast Highway, said California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Wallace.

The victim, identified as 46-year-old Jennifer King, was driving north on Malibu Canyon before losing control and veering off the road, said Sergeant Wallace. Investigators are still investigating on what caused the vehicle to lose control. King’s vehicle fell about 300 feet and she was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers involved in the crash. This has been the second vehicle reported plunging off Malibu Canyon in recent weeks.