ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST >> A man died after his vehicle plummeted about 700 feet over the side of Angeles Crest Highway in the forest just north of La Canada Flintridge, authorities said.
The crash was first reported by witnesses just before 9 p.m. between mile markers 25 and 27 of Angeles Crest Highway, Los Angeles County sheriff’s and Montrose Search and Rescue Team officials said.
Members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team were summoned to access the remote crash site, according to sheriff’s Lt. DeMarkus Smith.
They worked through the night and recovered the body Thursday morning, MSAR team officials said via Twitter.
The driver was believed to have been the only person inside the vehicle, which was transformed into an unrecognizable mass of twisted metal by the force of the crash, officials said. He was intially descirbed only as male pending positive identification and notification of family members by coroner’s officials.
No other cars were believed to have been involved in the crash.
The investigation into the cause and circumstances of the crash is being carried out by deputies from the sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station.
PHOTO courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.