Man killed in Eastern LA flooding

GLENDORA - A storm that unleashed more than four inches of rain over the eastern San Gabriel Mountains in the span of an hour killed one person, caused mudslides and prompted the rescue of at least four people and a dog by a sheriff's helicopter, authorities said Monday.
The worst of the damage inflicted by Sunday afternoon's rain was in and near the communities of Mt. Baldy and Forest Falls near the border of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, where cars were washed away, massive debris flows choked roadways, residents and campers were stranded and at least one person was rescued from floodwaters, according to reports from the scene.
A 48-year-old El Segundo man named Joo Hwan Lee died in a vehicle caught in flooding near the 6700 block of Bear Canyon Road, said Los Angeles County coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Winter said.
Lee's death was in Los Angeles County, said Jody Miller of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
In another incident on the Los Angeles County side of the county line, a rock slide covering all lanes of Angeles Crest Highway at mile marker 66 near Little Jimmy Road west of Wrightwood was reported around 4:15 p.m. Sunday and a smaller slide was reported a few minutes later on San Gabriel Canyon Road at Crystal Lake Road above Glendora, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A slide near the Mt. Baldy Fire Station, reported at 5:18 p.m. Sunday, closed Mt. Baldy Road, the CHP reported.
Four to five people and dog became stranded by raging floodwater and were unable to reach their vehicle, Sgt. Rebecca Rodriguez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's San Dimas Station said. They were airlifted to safety by a sheriff's helicopter about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, she said.
An overturned vehicle was found near the intersection of Bear Creek and Mt. Baldy roads, but no one was inside, Rodriguez said.

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