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Road Rules: Three Deaths Prompt Safety Review For Angeles Crest Highway
Prompted by the deaths of three motorists killed in unrelated incidents within weeks of reopening of the lower portion of Angeles Crest Highway in June, state transportation officials have launched a safety investigation, according to the Glendale News Press.
Officials will take a closer look at the factors involved in those deaths, including speed, location, vehicle type, weather and road conditions, as part of the investigation, said Maria Raptis, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. The investigation — which will also include a look at the highway’s signage, traffic volume and enforcement — could take up to two months, Raptis said, after which officials will make a determination on whether changes can be made to make the twisting mountain highway safer.