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Car goes over cliff near Vista House

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COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

A medical helicopter was activated this afternoon for a woman who drove her SUV over a cliff in the Columbia Gorge.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Portland Women's Forum State Park, off the Old Columbia River Highway around 11:55 a.m.

Officials said a witness called 911 to report that the SUV may have driven over a curb before going down a steep hill about 100 feet before it crashed against a tree.

A rope rescue team was assembled to lift the woman from the scene. She suffered minor injuries.

The sheriff's office identified the woman as Kim McCauley of Gresham. She was cited for DUII and reckless driving.

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