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3 Kids Sought After Cliff Crash Kills Family

Crash killed parents, 3 children in California
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 28, 2018 8:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities say they're searching for three children who are unaccounted for after their siblings and parents plunged off a Northern California cliff, the AP reports. The California Highway Patrol said Wednesday that 19-year-old Markis Hart, 14-year-old Jeremiah Hart, and 14-year-old Abigail Hart died along with their parents, Jennifer and Sarah Hart. Their SUV plunged 100 feet from the Pacific Coast Highway onto rocks in the ocean Monday.

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The highway patrol says the couple's three other children haven't been found and searchers are scouring the region. They're using boats, aircraft, and unmanned drones to look for 16-year-old Hannah Hart, 15-year-old Devonte Hart, and 12-year-old Sierra Hart. The family lived in Woodland, Washington, a suburb of Portland, Oregon. California authorities say the family appeared to be on a short road trip because many belongings remained in the home along with chickens and a pet. Authorities say child welfare officials in Washington had recently visited the home.

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