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Woman’s vehicle takes deadly plunge over ledge along North Shore

July 24, 2018

A driver from the Twin Cities miscalculated her surroundings while on a steep drive along the North Shore, went over a ledge and plunged to her death, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Monday on Cascade Beach Road, roughly 7 miles up the Lake Superior shore from Lutsen, the Cook County Sheriffs Office said.

A woman in the vehicle with the 59-year-old driver was not hurt, the Sheriffs Office added. Their identities have yet to be released.

The motorist was attempting to turn around in the drive before going over the ledge, the Sheriffs Office said.

The women were staying with friends in a cabin and looking at vacation property in the area, according to the Sheriffs Office.

Emergency personnel from Lutsen responded to the scene and recovered the vehicle.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482

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