POINT MUGU (CBSLA) – A driver was killed and a dog was rescued after a car careened off the Pacific Coast Highway and landed in the ocean Tuesday night near Point Mugu in Ventura County.
At around 5 p.m. a car traveling south on the PCH lost control, sped off the freeway and plunged into the surf, according to California Highway Patrol.READ MORE: UC Riverside Welcomes Back Students After 18 Months Of Virtual Classes
Ventura County Fire Department crews rushed to the scene to find that the driver had been ejected from the vehicle and died.
However, a dog identified as Jake was discovered to be inside the car. Jake was safely pulled out by firefighters.READ MORE: Father And Son Arrested In Connection To 3 East LA Murders Dating Back to 2014
Crews searched the waters and surrounding area but found no other victims.
The name of the victim was not immediately released. Jake was being cared for by witnesses, the fire department said. He was expected to be OK.MORE NEWS: CDC Advisory Panel Votes To Approve Pfizer Booster Shots For Some Adults
The cause of the crash is under investigation. All southbound lanes of the PCH were shut down during the rescue operation.