Authorities were in recovery mode as they worked to hoist a vehicle with one dead occupant found crashed to the bottom of Glendora Ridge Road Sunday morning.
Officials located the vehicle, which was about 600 feet over the side. It was initially reported that there possibly were two occupants, one with injuries, but only one occupant was confirmed by officials.
Family members of the victim reportedly located the crash, according to Sgt. Pete Shupe of the San Dimas Sheriffs. The victim, a 47-year-old man, had been reported missing out of San Bernardino County. Officials would not release the name.
The vehicle was discovered around 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 8.2, according to fire officials, just to the east of Glendora Mountain Road. Units from the San Dimas Sheriff's station were on scene, as well as the California Highway Patrol. Multiple units from Los Angeles County Fire Department were on hand, including a Urban Search and Rescue unit from fire station 103 that worked on the hoist operation.
Westbound lanes from Mt. Baldy were shut down as officials worked for hours at the scene, according to the CHP.
By 12:40 p.m., fire officials reported they had the body of the victim recovered and removed from the vehicle, while San Dimas Search and Rescue workers remained and began their ascent to the road.
Deputies also reported the family of the dead occupant were still on scene and that Los Angeles County Coroners officials were en route for an investigation. It is unknown how long the vehicle had been there prior to discovery.
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