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Woman killed after truck rolls down embankment near Glendale

November 18, 2012 |  1:00 pm

The passenger of a pickup truck was killed when the vehicle skidded across a freeway transition road near Glendale, hitting a guardrail and rolling down an embankment before landing on its roof, authorities said Saturday.

Isabel Robles, 49, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a California Highway Patrol report. The driver of the Ford F-150, Arturo Robles, 54, suffered minor injuries.

Authorities said Arturo Robles was driving from the northbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 134 Freeway near the Los Angeles River about 9:20 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of the truck, which fishtailed across the road and hit a guardrail. Robles overcorrected, spinning the truck back across the road, where its left tires hit the curb.

The truck then rolled "several times" down the embankment, CHP said.

The weather was described as "rainy, cool [and] wet" at the time of the crash, and the CHP report said Robles was driving "at an unsafe speed for the roadway conditions."


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