Caltrans Bans Trucks on Angeles Crest Highway for 90 Days
After two truck crashes in six months time, the most recent leaving two dead and 12 critically injured, Caltrans has put a 90-day ban for trucks traveling on the Angeles Crest Highway. Five-axle vehicles traveling will be restricted from traveling between Angeles Forest Highway and the Foothill (210) Freeway. On Wednesday evening around 5:50 p.m., a truck driven by 43-year-old Marcos Costa barreled through an intersection in La Canada Flintridge killing a father and daughter. Last September, a similar incident left seven vehicles destroyed and one person injured when a truck slammed into a parking lot. The incident led to the city and residents asking Caltrans to make changes about trucks on the highway. Police say Costa ignored weight restriction warning signs before entering the highway.