The accident on Glendora Mountain Road Monday claimed the life of an 18-year-old who was apparently not wearing a safety belt, according to early reports. This from reporter Amanda Baumfeld, who is working the story this morning:
Mary E. Lange, 18, has died after a car she was a passenger in went over an embankment on Glendora Mountain Road Monday around 6 p.m., according to Officer Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh of the California Highway Patrol.
It is likely that Lang was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, Van Valkenburgh added.
Lange was riding in a Toyota Tercel apparently driven by *Stephanie Bergner, 18, * officials said. The driver lost control and the car careened over an embankment at mile marker 5*, authorities said. Berger and a third girl, identified as Esther Cota, were severely injured.
Here’s the AP story. I’ll update with a map and photos later.
*The girls apparently lived in the David and Margaret Youth and Family Services home in La Verne.
*We’ve found MySpace pages apparently associated with the girls.
Here’s a MySpace apparently belonging to Mary.
This may be the MySpace for Stephanie.
**CHP sources tell us that the girls may have been in the mountains to go fishing. There is no evidence that alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash, officials said.