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 car 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. Burnt remains have not yet been positively identified.
Spangenthal was airlifted to County USC Hospital, where she was treated for bruises and lacerations, according to the Times.
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.
By Penny Arévalo.