Originally posted at 11:50 a.m. Aug. 16, 2013.
A 19-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman survived a several hundred-foot drop off a mountain road in a car accident that killed one and started a brush fire in Los Angeles County.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Madison Spangenthal was able to crawl out of the fiery wreckage after the Toyota Scion XB in which she was a passenger plunged down a steep embankment in the Angeles National Forest.
The accident, reported just after midnight Friday on Glendora Ridge Road west of Mt. Baldy Road in the Angeles Crest area, may have taken the life of a 19-year-old male who was driving, the Times reported a California Highway Patrol officer as saying. His name was withheld pending family notifications, according to City News Service.
Spangenthal was airlifted to County USC Hospital, where she was treated for a lacerated thigh and a broken arm, according to City News Service.
The brush fire was limited to an acre and fully contained at about 5:40 a.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector Keith Mora told the Times.
The circumstances of the
crash were under investigation and anyone with information
about the crash was urged to contact the CHP Baldwin Park Area
office during regular business hours at (626) 338-1164.
-- City News Service contributed to this report.