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Two airlifted off cliff after their car plunges 500 feet off Angeles Crest Highway

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Rescue crews airlift a 16-year-old girl from the side of a cliff in the Angeles National Forest late Monday.
(OnScene.TV)

A 26-year-old man and a girl, 16, were rescued by fire officials after their car plunged over the side of Angeles Crest Highway late Monday.

Los Angeles County firefighters received a report shortly after 11 p.m. that a vehicle had driven off the side of a cliff on the highway near Mile Marker 31 in the Angeles National Forest.

When crews arrived, they saw a car about 500 feet down the hillside, according to fire officials.

A helicopter airlifted the man and teenager off the cliff and took them to a hospital for treatment. Their injuries were described by fire officials as minor to moderate.

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The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

Twitter: @Hannahnfry

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