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Man who crashed Porsche off Angeles Crest may face charges

September 10, 2012|By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com

A man who walked away after plunging his black Porsche 200 feet down a steep embankment of the Angeles Crest Highway Friday night may face hit-and-run charges, authorities said.

The man, whose identity was not released, sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash site near mile marker 27 in La Cañada Flintridge.

A witness reported the crash at around 5:20 p.m. after seeing the car on the side of the highway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada.

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When officials arrived at the scene, they found the car empty and began searching for the driver, she said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CHP and U.S. Forest Service responded to the incident.

Officials removed the vehicle at 10:15 p.m., said Posada. About a half hour later, they received an anonymous call from someone who told authorities the driver was alive and safe.

On Saturday, they made contact with the driver, who gave a statement to the CHP. Investigators will decide whether to press charges for a possible hit-and-run this week, Posada said.

The man apparently lost control of his vehicle, but the exact cause of the crash was under investigation. It was not immediately known if other vehicles were involved in the collision.

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