Man Dies in Cliffside Crash Near Mt. Wilson Late Tuesday

Published : Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 8:04 AM

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A 64-year-old Diamond Bar man was killed in a crash on Mt. Wilson Red Box Road above Altadena at approximately 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when his car went off the road and down a steep embankment, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports.

The Los Angeles County Coroner identified the man as George McCreary Jr.

Authorities said the man was driving was southbound when, for unknown reasons, his Ford vehicle veered to the right and hit a raised curb and metal guardrail. The car careened down a steep slope and smashed into several large trees before coming to rest on its side next to a tree about 75 feet down the embankment.

The CHP reports the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner removed the body from the crash site about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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