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rowherflatsOne person was killed and another is being transported to a hospital after a Jeep went over the side of a 200-foot cliff at the Rowher Flats OHV park on Saturday afternoon, Los Angeles County Fire officials said.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of a vehicle “over the side” in the Rowher Flats area around 2:20 p.m.

Two people were reportedly inside the vehicle during the crash.

One of the unidentified victims was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:06 p.m., Supervising Fire Dispatcher Cheryl Sims said.

“We have one party deceased, possibly a female,” said CHP Officer Alex Rubio, adding that the surviving victim, whose identity and condition remains unknown, is being airlifted to a hospital in the Antelope Valley.

Rubio said CHP officers were “still trying to access the vehicle” around 3 p.m.

Los Angeles County Department of Coroner officials are responding to the scene, which is being investigated by CHP officers.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined and the investigation remains ongoing.

 

 

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41 Comments

  1. Prayers for the families

  2. Too wet to be up there………sad

  3. Kevin Miller Kevin Miller says:

    Was up there yesterday in my Rubi….way to slick to be out there today!

  4. Renee Page Renee Page says:

    Drove by the entrance a few hrs ago.

  5. Wonder if it was near the same spot as the last one

  6. If you don’t know the roads don’t drive em at night especially

  7. Many people have died their

  8. They should close it up, too many people die there

  9. Accidents happen all the time I’m sorry for the family but that doesn’t mean we need to close places up . We as off-road enthusiasts know the risks .

  10. Should put a fence on that edge only.

  11. Should put a fence on that edge only.

  12. Marc Rice Marc Rice says:

    Some of those hills up there are very steep. They can be hairy when it is dry. I will not say anything else, because I have been up there when it was dark and raining. RIP, fellow Jeeper.

  13. Wes Elward Wes Elward says:

    I hope they don’t close it down I have so many great memory’s of there. Not to mention OHV areas are very limited these days in California

  14. Danny Dang Danny Dang says:

    Close it? 100 people die from pen caps per year. Now what

  15. Danny Dang Danny Dang says:

    Close it? 100 people die from pen caps per year. Now what

  16. I feel bad for the family of the deceased, but more people have died on the 14 freeway right next to the flats . should we ban that too?? Unfortunately rock climbing , atving and dirtbiking are a dangerous sport but that’s the risk you take doing it . I’ve grown up doing all that there and if it’s your time to go then it’s your time

  17. I feel bad for the family of the deceased, but more people have died on the 14 freeway right next to the flats . should we ban that too?? Unfortunately rock climbing , atving and dirtbiking are a dangerous sport but that’s the risk you take doing it . I’ve grown up doing all that there and if it’s your time to go then it’s your time

  18. I feel bad for the family of the deceased, but more people have died on the 14 freeway right next to the flats . should we ban that too?? Unfortunately rock climbing , atving and dirtbiking are a dangerous sport but that’s the risk you take doing it . I’ve grown up doing all that there and if it’s your time to go then it’s your time

  19. Dmitriy says:

    Was d there earlier today. Really slippery on those two big climbs. I couldn’t figure out why 25 yards before the big climb there was a fire extinguisher and trail ggear on the side of the road. Two bikers came up and said they heard a jeep rolled down the mountain. We stumbled 50 yards downhill to look because we didn’t know how recent. From where we were at that point 2_300 yards down the mountain laid a greenish pile of metal. That was very said and I hoped that who ever it was got flung out of the vehicle early. My guess he went up the climb and got stuck and maybe turned sidways. The gear was at a place where he was already rolling of the climb.
    It wasnt until all 4 of us aired down to 6 and 8 psi that we were able to make it up. I don’t think k speed was to blame here just very difficult road when wet.

    Really sad day.

  20. That road is fun
    But poor people I feel bad

  21. Yes, it’s so tragic that so many are left paralyzed or die from these off road accidents. Praying for healing and for the families.

  22. Dave Sims Dave Sims says:

    The risk is part of why we love off roading. Just like skiing, snowboarding, and any other extreme sport. Any jeeper knows the risk and would rather go doing what they love than getting hit by a drunk driver on the 405.

  23. They dont need to close this place because people die there. People die on the freeway everyday..should we close those too? Off roading is fun but not for just anyone..you have to know what your doing. Just because you have a truck or jeep doesn’t mean you need to go hauling ass on a dirt road. Its called be smart and you will be safe. Accidents happen but you don’t have to take the fun away from everyone!

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