Police investigating after car drives off cliff in Bay Village

Police investigating after car drives off cliff in Bay Village

BAY VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) - are still investigating after a car drove over a cliff Saturday night.

Around 10:15 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting a vehicle went over the cliff at

, east of the

.

Patrol officers located a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta at the base of the cliff with a male deceased in the driver's seat.

Bay Village Fire Department assisted and extricated the male from the wreckage.

The victim, Robert E. Hawthorne, 69, of Bay Village, was transported to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

The vehicle was recovered from the cliff base.

Police are investigating the incident as an apparent suicide. 

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