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Road Rules: Three Deaths Prompt Safety Review For Angeles Crest Highway

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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.

With appropriate signage and protective guardrails per the Caltrans plan, the seven-mile stretch between La Cañada Flintridge and Angeles Forest Highway was restored "to what it was,” said Raptis.