A man identified as Nicolas Laron Vargas, 29, from Santa Cruz County, was killed in a car crash at Pescadero State Beach in California. The car went off Highway 1 and plunged over a cliff, landing in the ocean. The driver, Madeline St. Pierre, was arrested on charges of DUI causing injury and vehicular manslaughter. The California Highway Patrol stated that alcohol and/or drugs appeared to be a factor in the crash. Vargas was the father of a baby boy born less than a year ago.
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