Ohio couple's car plunges 70 feet off cliff

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Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- An Ohio couple whose car plunged 70 feet off a cliff survived the fall after a daring rescue around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Painesville Township.

The driver, Michael Brownwell, 26, freed himself after the wreck and climbed up the cliff to get help.

Brownwell's girlfriend, 31-year-old Ashley Cusick, was trapped inside the car, and firefighters had to hoist her up the steep embankment.

Brownwell was treated and released from a hospital. Cusick is still undergoing treatment and her condition wasn't known Sunday.

Deputies say that alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash and that charges should be filed this week.

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