CHP officers arrested a Granada Hills man Sunday in connection with a fatal crash at Rowher Flats that killed a passenger Jan. 10.
Ian Pike, 28, was due in court Wednesday, according to arrest records, but he was unable to make his court date for the alleged DUI crash due to injuries he sustained.
Jacqueline Cork, 25, of Redlands, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
California Highway Patrol officers suspect alcohol was a factor, according to a CHP report.
Pike was arrested on a DUI charge Jan. 18 by CHP officials, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records.
CHP officials could not confirm additional charges Wednesday afternoon, but the crash is still under investigation.
Pike reportedly was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee with Cork. They were headed up a steep hill when Pike lost control of the vehicle and it tumbled backwards down the hill, officials stated.
The vehicle was found 1,500 feet below at the bottom of the ravine.
Five days after the crash, officials utilized the help of Timberline Helicopters to assist with the recovery of the vehicle.
The crew had to use a K-Max helicopter and an external load-sling to recover the vehicle from the ravine.
CHP investigators are still working with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to investigate the collision.
Pike is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He’s due in court Friday.
– Evan Stevens