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February 8, 2014
Following a report of a car careening off the side of the Angeles Crest Highway on Friday night, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. [UPDATE 11:20 a.m.] The California Highway Patrol received a call shortly after 11 a.m. about a sports car that went over the side of the connector. The parties were out of the vehicle. On Friday night, a driver and two passengers were transported to hospitals for minor injuries after their car swerved about 150 feet off the Angeles Crest Highway at 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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May 2, 2014
A 49-year-old Bellflower man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle collision earlier in the day on the Angeles Crest Highway, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the man's 1993 Mazda sedan was traveling westbound near Mile Post 28.6, about four miles north of Foothill Boulevard. For an unknown reason, the vehicle pulled to the right side of the road, colliding with the rocky hillside and damaging the windshield, right front bumper, fender and wheel, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol.
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September 23, 2012
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday on the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said. Dan Cretu, 38, of Valley Village lost control of his 2012 Aprilia motorcycle about four miles north of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cretu was flung off his motorcycle and landed on a slope by the side of the road. He was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities. Continue reading > > -- Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
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By Mary O'Keefe | November 2, 2006
California Highway Patrol is still investigating the vehicle accident late last month that resulted in the deaths of two local young adults. "At this time we are leaning toward the female as driver of the vehicle," said Officer Christian Cracraft of the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP, around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, Daniel Morales, 23, of La Crescenta and Mallory Peck, 21, of Sunland were traveling westbound on 210 freeway. The driver took the Ocean View Boulevard exit and for reasons unknown made an extreme right turn, became airborne and landed approximately 60 feet below on a residential street in Montrose.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
The driver of a car that plunged some 400 feet off the side of the Angeles Forest Highway Friday morning died while being transported to a local hospital, authorities said. The crash deep inside the Angeles National Forest occurred near mile marker 18.2, a remote area about 30 miles from the intersection of Angeles Forest Highway and Angeles Crest Highway, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales said. According to witnesses, the woman was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed and lost control as she entered a curve on the roadway, California Highway Patrol officer Ming Hsu said.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
A man and woman, both in their 20s, were transported to a local hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in plummeted about 400 feet over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway early Sunday morning. Montrose Search and Rescue members and Los Angeles County firefighters lifted the pair out of the hillside on special stretchers called litters that are designed for hazardous situations at around 1 a.m. near mile marker 39.61 on the highway, about 14 miles from La Cañada Flintridge, according to authorities.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 25, 2008
Beginning today all emergency 911 calls made from cellphones within the city of La Cañada Flintridge and Crescenta Valley area will be directed to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. In the past, 911 cellphone calls were directed to the California Highway Patrol. In some cases, those calling would be put on hold or have to wait for a response from operators. The sheriff?s station had a separate phone number that local residents could call in case of emergency. That phone number, (818)
NEWS
April 13, 2012
This week La Cañada High School students acted out some of their worst nightmares, pretending to die in a car accident or get arrested for drunk driving as part of a demonstration put on by a host of local law enforcement and public safety agencies. “Every 15 Minutes” is a traveling show meant to highlight the dangers of driving while impaired. It derives its name from a statistic showing that one person in the United States dies every 15 minutes as a result of an incident involving alcohol.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | July 28, 2005
The California Highway Patrol is not filing any charges for the commuter van collision that took place on the Angeles Crest Highway claiming three lives back in Dec. 2004 "Our investigation determined that the driver of the van fell asleep. There were no mechanical defects with the van or with the road itself that played a factor in it [crash]. Drugs or alcohol did not play a factor in it," said CHP Officer Vince Bell. Reviewing the case, there was a lack of evidence and insufficient proof to charge the driver of the vehicle, said Jane Robison, Glendale's district attorney.
NEWS
By Charly Shelton | January 4, 2007
MONTROSE — Officer Rebecca Estrada, public affairs for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), could recently be found around the Montrose Shopping Park buying gifts to donate to children in need through their "ChiPs For Kids" program that distributes toys to children during the holidays. The shopping spree was sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association who donated $2,000 in gift certificates that could be used throughout the shopping park. "We had heard that the CHP program had less toys than last year," said John Drayman, president of the shopping park.
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May 2, 2014
A 49-year-old Bellflower man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle collision earlier in the day on the Angeles Crest Highway, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the man's 1993 Mazda sedan was traveling westbound near Mile Post 28.6, about four miles north of Foothill Boulevard. For an unknown reason, the vehicle pulled to the right side of the road, colliding with the rocky hillside and damaging the windshield, right front bumper, fender and wheel, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol.
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February 8, 2014
Following a report of a car careening off the side of the Angeles Crest Highway on Friday night, a second car was reported to have swerved about 30 feet over the side of the connector from the 210 east to the Angeles Crest Highway this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. [UPDATE 11:20 a.m.] The California Highway Patrol received a call shortly after 11 a.m. about a sports car that went over the side of the connector. The parties were out of the vehicle. On Friday night, a driver and two passengers were transported to hospitals for minor injuries after their car swerved about 150 feet off the Angeles Crest Highway at 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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August 12, 2013
A man and woman, both in their 20s, were transported to a local hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in plummeted about 400 feet over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway early Sunday morning. Montrose Search and Rescue members and Los Angeles County firefighters lifted the pair out of the hillside on special stretchers called litters that are designed for hazardous situations at around 1 a.m. near mile marker 39.61 on the highway, about 14 miles from La Cañada Flintridge, according to authorities.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
The driver of a car that plunged some 400 feet off the side of the Angeles Forest Highway Friday morning died while being transported to a local hospital, authorities said. The crash deep inside the Angeles National Forest occurred near mile marker 18.2, a remote area about 30 miles from the intersection of Angeles Forest Highway and Angeles Crest Highway, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales said. According to witnesses, the woman was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed and lost control as she entered a curve on the roadway, California Highway Patrol officer Ming Hsu said.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday on the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said. Dan Cretu, 38, of Valley Village lost control of his 2012 Aprilia motorcycle about four miles north of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cretu was flung off his motorcycle and landed on a slope by the side of the road. He was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities. Continue reading > > -- Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
NEWS
April 13, 2012
This week La Cañada High School students acted out some of their worst nightmares, pretending to die in a car accident or get arrested for drunk driving as part of a demonstration put on by a host of local law enforcement and public safety agencies. “Every 15 Minutes” is a traveling show meant to highlight the dangers of driving while impaired. It derives its name from a statistic showing that one person in the United States dies every 15 minutes as a result of an incident involving alcohol.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | September 25, 2008
Beginning today all emergency 911 calls made from cellphones within the city of La Cañada Flintridge and Crescenta Valley area will be directed to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. In the past, 911 cellphone calls were directed to the California Highway Patrol. In some cases, those calling would be put on hold or have to wait for a response from operators. The sheriff?s station had a separate phone number that local residents could call in case of emergency. That phone number, (818)
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | July 10, 2008
Community members throughout La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley are seeing less graffiti and a decrease in vehicle burglaries thanks to a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies in the area. Vandalism due to graffiti began increasing several months ago when a group of juveniles who used the tag of ?211-C? (211 is the penal code for robbery; ?C? represents ?criminals?) targeted a variety of surfaces throughout the area. Quickly the graffiti, or ?tagging,? crew?s activities escalated from vandalism to burglaries and auto theft.
NEWS
By Charly Shelton | January 4, 2007
MONTROSE — Officer Rebecca Estrada, public affairs for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), could recently be found around the Montrose Shopping Park buying gifts to donate to children in need through their "ChiPs For Kids" program that distributes toys to children during the holidays. The shopping spree was sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association who donated $2,000 in gift certificates that could be used throughout the shopping park. "We had heard that the CHP program had less toys than last year," said John Drayman, president of the shopping park.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | November 2, 2006
California Highway Patrol is still investigating the vehicle accident late last month that resulted in the deaths of two local young adults. "At this time we are leaning toward the female as driver of the vehicle," said Officer Christian Cracraft of the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP, around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, Daniel Morales, 23, of La Crescenta and Mallory Peck, 21, of Sunland were traveling westbound on 210 freeway. The driver took the Ocean View Boulevard exit and for reasons unknown made an extreme right turn, became airborne and landed approximately 60 feet below on a residential street in Montrose.
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