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Young girl dies in SR-74 crash after car goes off road

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SAN DIEGO (CBS8) - A young girl was killed and two adults were seriously injured Sunday morning when their car tumbled 200 feet off the side of State Route 74 above palm desert. 

Their Porsche was heading towards the desert around 8 a.m. when it crashed through a barrier and tumbled down a cliff on Highway 74 near the Coachella Valley Vista Point. The girl's body was found outside the wrecked vehicle. A man and a woman were found inside the car. Both were airlifted to a hospital where the woman was treated for a serious back injury, according to CHP officials. The man's injuries were less severe. 

CHP officers are investigating the possibility that the child, whose name and age have not been made available, may have been siting in someones lap in the two seater Porsche, according to the Desert Sun Newspaper.

Route 74 from Palm Desert to the Route 371 junction in Aguanga was closed from 8 a.m. until around 2 p.m. while authorities investigated the cause of the crash. 

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