2 killed, 1 hospitalized after car slams into tree off Angeles Crest Highway in LA County, CHP says

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (KABC) -- Two people were killed and another was hospitalized Thursday morning after a car slammed into a tree off the Angeles Crest Highway in Los Angeles County, authorities said.

The collision was reported shortly before 2 a.m. near Newcomb's Ranch and the Devil's Canyon trailhead, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported from a call box about 10 miles away from the crash site, where there was no cellphone service, the CHP said.

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter-paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced two individuals dead. The deceased were not immediately identified.

A third person was transported to a hospital in unknown condition, the Highway Patrol said.

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Video from AIR7 HD showed CHP officers examining the wreckage of a silver sedan. Both sides of the vehicle were mangled and the windshield was shattered, but the front end of car remained intact.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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