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1 Dead, 2 Seriously Hurt As Car Goes Into Ravine

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — One young man is dead and two others are injured after their vehicle went off a mountain highway and down a 500-foot ravine.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Guillermina Saldana says the crash occurred before noon Saturday on Angeles Crest Highway in Angeles National Forest.

An injured man who made it back to the highway flagged down a motorist and authorities were called.

Saldana says a sheriff’s helicopter lowered a paramedic down the ravine to the other two men at the crash site and they were hoisted to safety.

Authorities say 18-year-old Vigen Sarkisyan of Tujunga was pronounced dead.

Saldana says the two other men, both between 18 and 20 years old, are being treated for serious injuries.

No details on how the crash occurred were released.

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