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December 6, 2013
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Woman drives off Hwy 20 overlook in apparent suicide attempt

A reportedly suicidal woman was flown to a Roseville hospital with moderate injuries after she drove her vehicle off a Highway 20 overlook Thursday night.

A family member called law enforcement just after 7 p.m. to report the woman had been making suicidal comments and had left a residence in South County a half-hour prior after saying she was going to drive off a cliff.

At 7:09 p.m., a caller from Highway 20 at the overlook reported an accident with a vehicle over the edge, according to dispatch reports.

The woman, who was not identified, apparently tried to drive of the edge but crashed her vehicle about 10 feet down, said California Highway Patrol Officer Marc Morrison.

She was flown by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries, Morrison said.

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The Union Updated Dec 7, 2013 02:10PM Published Dec 10, 2013 03:27PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.