Missing Men Found Dead in Wreckage off Gibraltar Road

Two men reported missing from Lompoc last Wednesday were found dead Sunday afternoon near their car, which had plunged 500 feet over the side of Gibraltar Road. A hang glider spotted the wreckage and notified authorities. Both men had been ejected from the vehicle and were declared dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.

[UPDATE: Sept. 13, 5 p.m.] Authorities have notified the families of the men who died and released their names. They are 24-year- old David Esquivel of Santa Maria and 23-year- old Oscar Hernandez of Lompoc.

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