Bellflower man dies after collision on Angeles Crest Highway

A 49-year-old Bellflower man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle collision earlier in the day on the Angeles Crest Highway, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the man’s 1993 Mazda sedan was traveling westbound near Mile Post 28.6, about four miles north of Foothill Boulevard. For an unknown reason, the vehicle pulled to the right side of the road, colliding with the rocky hillside and damaging the windshield, right front bumper, fender and wheel, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol.

The Mazda continued out of control, crossing both westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic before colliding with the rocky hillside on the east side of Angeles Crest, where it came to a rest, the statement said.

A passerby who came upon the stopped vehicle reported the incident to authorities. The driver was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead at 3:26 p.m.

The collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

Craig Harvey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said Friday that the man’s next of kin had not yet been identified or notified of the fatality, and that the exact cause of death was still unknown, pending examination.

-- Sara Cardine,

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