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May 10, 2012
This post has been updated. See below. A man found dead early Thursday morning along Angeles Crest Highway just above La Cañada Flintridge suffered a possible gunshot wound, said Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey. California Highway Patrol officers have closed the Crest to traffic as Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. detectives investigate the scene. The body was discovered near the first turnout above the Angeles National Forest snow gate, about 2.7 miles north of the Foothill (210)
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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.
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June 25, 2012
A motorcyclist died Sunday after crashing into a guard rail near mile marker 69 on Angeles Crest Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Gil Hernandez. Richard Shumway, 71, of Yorba Linda, was riding his 1978 Yamaha on Angeles Crest near Wrightwood at approximately 12:07 p.m. when he drifted into the shoulder of the road, lost control of his bike and crashed into a guard rail, according to Hernandez. Paramedics were dispatched via helicopter, but Shumway was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
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By Mary O'Keefe | October 26, 2006
An vehicle accident early Sunday morning at the Ocean View Boulevard offramp of the 210 Freeway resulted in death of the driver and his passenger. According to California Highway Patrol, around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Daniel Paul Morales, 23, of La Crescenta was traveling westbound on the freeway in a 2001 Ford SUV when the vehicle exited at Ocean View. For an unknown reason the car made an extreme right turn, struck the north guardrail and became airborne, landing approximately 60 feet below on a residential street, according to a CHP spokesperson.
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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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By Geghard Arakelian | November 10, 2005
California Highway Patrol officials on Saturday found a Glendale man dead in outside his vehicle after a crash on Angeles Crest Highway. Arsen Narguzyan, 31, was found dead near his 2005 Jaguar. Investigators believe the vehicle crashed into the mountainside at mile marker 27 near the Angeles Crest Ranger Station, CHP officials said. Narguzyan was traveling southbound Saturday morning when the accident occurred. Officer Christian Craycraft said officials do not know what the speed of the vehicle was but do know that it made an unsafe turn to the south and left of the roadway.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 8, 2009
A 22-year-old Rosemead man, later identified as Simon Alexander Perez, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident at about 5 p.m. on Monday on SR 2 Angeles Crest Highway and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling westbound on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road when it crossed into the oncoming traffic lane, crossed the left roadway edge, struck a tree and continued down a dirt embankment, coming to rest in a section of shrubs.
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 14, 2006
Los Angeles County Fire, Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station and California Highway Patrol responded to an accident involving two semi trucks at 9 a.m. on Monday at mile marker 27 on Angeles Crest Highway, between the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club and Clear Creek Ranger Station. A metal grate on the southbound side of the highway was bent and damaged by one of the trucks. Metal debris could still be seen on the side of the road after the highway was cleared. "There appeared to be no injuries," said a CHP spokesperson.
NEWS
September 8, 2012
A man survived a car accident Friday night that dropped his black Porsche about 200 feet down the side of the Angeles Crest Highway, officials said. Authorities received a call around 5:20 p.m. on September 7 from a witness who reported seeing the car on the side of the highway near mile marker 27 in La Cañada Flintridge, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. When officials arrived on scene, they found the car empty and began searching for the driver, she said.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 29, 2008
As the Memorial Day celebrations were winding down in La Cañada, a California Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle on the Foothill (210) Freeway eastbound. The initial stop was due to excess speeding but it turned into an arrest and confiscation of over a pound of marijuana and a handgun. According to CHP officer Todd Workman, around 8 p.m. Monday an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop for speeding. The initial stop began at the Angeles Crest Highway exit. The vehicle was stopped a few exits east of the ?
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September 8, 2012
A man survived a car accident Friday night that dropped his black Porsche about 200 feet down the side of the Angeles Crest Highway, officials said. Authorities received a call around 5:20 p.m. on September 7 from a witness who reported seeing the car on the side of the highway near mile marker 27 in La Cañada Flintridge, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. When officials arrived on scene, they found the car empty and began searching for the driver, she said.
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June 25, 2012
A motorcyclist died Sunday after crashing into a guard rail near mile marker 69 on Angeles Crest Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Gil Hernandez. Richard Shumway, 71, of Yorba Linda, was riding his 1978 Yamaha on Angeles Crest near Wrightwood at approximately 12:07 p.m. when he drifted into the shoulder of the road, lost control of his bike and crashed into a guard rail, according to Hernandez. Paramedics were dispatched via helicopter, but Shumway was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
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May 10, 2012
This post has been updated. See below. A man found dead early Thursday morning along Angeles Crest Highway just above La Cañada Flintridge suffered a possible gunshot wound, said Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey. California Highway Patrol officers have closed the Crest to traffic as Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. detectives investigate the scene. The body was discovered near the first turnout above the Angeles National Forest snow gate, about 2.7 miles north of the Foothill (210)
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | September 29, 2010
A $1.2 million grant intended to aid the California Highway Patrol in reducing injuries and fatalities from motorcycle accidents has been frozen due to the state budget crisis, officials said this week. The money would have helped increase patrol units and public-safety efforts in four Southern California counties with high motorcycle-accident rates, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange and San Bernardino, said Officer Ming-Yang Hsu. "It was supposed to target counties that were experiencing a high number of motorcycle accidents," Hsu said.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 8, 2009
A 22-year-old Rosemead man, later identified as Simon Alexander Perez, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident at about 5 p.m. on Monday on SR 2 Angeles Crest Highway and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling westbound on Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road when it crossed into the oncoming traffic lane, crossed the left roadway edge, struck a tree and continued down a dirt embankment, coming to rest in a section of shrubs.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 29, 2008
As the Memorial Day celebrations were winding down in La Cañada, a California Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle on the Foothill (210) Freeway eastbound. The initial stop was due to excess speeding but it turned into an arrest and confiscation of over a pound of marijuana and a handgun. According to CHP officer Todd Workman, around 8 p.m. Monday an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop for speeding. The initial stop began at the Angeles Crest Highway exit. The vehicle was stopped a few exits east of the ?
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 1, 2008
On April 24 La Cañada High School students were witness to a horrific accident that took place in front of their school on Oak Grove Drive. The fact that this collision was staged for the Every 15 Minutes program did not affect the realism as emergency services responded and cries of “oh no” echoed down the street. Students watched as members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, California Highway Patrol, Schaeffer’s Ambulance and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office went through emergency procedures as teens lay bleeding inside cars and on the street.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 18, 2007
Angeles National Forest is a beautiful area where families and outdoor enthusiasts hike, picnic and camp. One thousand miles of twisting roads, paved and unpaved, wind through the forest. Those roads not only entice nature lovers, but those who love to speed. On a Saturday ride-along with California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Morrin, the reality of this urban forest became apparent to a reporter the minute the early morning shift began. “We already have a report of an accident,” Morrin said as he began working at 7 a.m. The accident was a single vehicle that had overturned on Angeles Crest Highway.
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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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