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Update: Woman Hospitalized Following Angeles Forest Crash

A woman drove from the Antelope Valley toward Pasadena along Angeles Forest Highway when she crashed 350 feet below the road. She is in critical condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

A woman who spent the night in freezing temperatures after her truck plummeted 350 feet over the side of Angeles Forest Highway was in critical condition Monday, according to sheriff's officials. 

The driver, 56-year-old Tracy Granger, was traveling from Pasadena to Juniper Hills in the Palmdale area Sunday evening when she disappeared, KTLA reported. 

The truck was found near mile marker 10.41 by Montrose and Antelope Valley search and rescue teams, Sheriff's Rerserve Sgt. Sue Burakowski told Patch. 

Rescue team members saw tracks going off the road and investigated, leading to finding the white truck over the side in the snow, which was hard to see from air or ground, Sheriff's Reserve Chief Mike Leum of Montrose Search and Rescue Team told Patch. 

"She was found still alive, in critical condition, about 300 feet over the side," Burakowski said. 

Sheriff's Air 5 transported the woman to a hospital for immediate treatment, Burakowski said. The victim's name was not immediately available. 

10:05 a.m. Monday: , Leum said.

Montrose Search and Rescue Team located the car, he said. 

Sheriff's Air 5 is en route to the scene about 9:30 a.m. Monday, he said. 

Check back with Patch for more updates. 

Natalie March 26, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I think it's odd that the Angeles Forest Highway was closed for several days during the last storm, but left open for the storm on Sunday, which was just as bad. Thank goodness she survived the cold night and was found.
Nicole Charky March 26, 2012 at 07:52 PM
It's very fortunate that she was found. KTLA reports she's critically injured with head injuries and severely hypothermic. Sheriff's Reserve Chief Mike Leum said rescue team members saw tracks going off the road and investigated, leading to finding the white truck over the side in the snow, which was hard to see from air or ground.

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