Vehicle plunges off Mulholland Drive; rescuers search for survivors

A vehicle plunged off Mulholland Drive on Friday night and careened toward the backyard of a home, authorities in Los Angeles said.

Fire officials said the vehicle was found resting close to the 9700 block of Blantyre Drive, about 150 yards from the side of Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles’ famously winding scenic roadway constructed atop the ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains.

It’s possible an occupant might have been ejected from the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said.

A search of the area was underway after the crash, which was reported to authorities about 8:40 p.m.

As of about 10 p.m., rescuers had not been able to locate anyone who might have been ejected from the vehicle and were continuing to scour the area with a search dog and air units, fire officials said.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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UPDATES:

10:30 p.m.: Updated with information on when the crash was reported, and a 10 p.m. update that rescuers have not found anyone who may have been ejected from the vehicle.

This article was originally published at 9:45 p.m.

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