MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. — Los Angeles County authorities found an 18-year-old man dead and two other people injured in a car that plunged more than 500 feet down a mountainside during the weekend.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports the victims may have been undiscovered for nearly a day after plummeting off Glendora Ridge Road near Mount Baldy in the Angeles National Forest.

California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson says the crash was discovered at 10 a.m. Sunday.

But one of the victims, an 18-year-old Los Angeles woman, was last heard from at 11 a.m. Saturday. She was hospitalized with a compound leg fracture.

The driver, an 18-year-old Montebello man, suffered major injuries.

The dead man also was from Montebello.

Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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