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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 9-year-old girl crawled out
of a mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon and walked about a mile in the middle
of the night to find help after surviving a highway crash that killed her
father in Southern California, authorities said.
The 2010 Ford Escape was launched about 200 feet down an embankment along a
semi-rural stretch of the Sierra
Highway in northern Los Angeles County
about 1 a.m. Sunday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Cheyenne Quesada.
The vehicle overturned several times.
The girl managed to extricate herself and walk through rugged terrain to a
nearby home, but nobody answered the door, the CHP said. Then she hiked up the
steep embankment and along the road to a commuter rail station in nearby Acton where she flagged
down a passing motorist at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
"She walked quite a distance in a very, very threatening environment.
It's very black out there, very dark," CHP Sgt. Tom Lackey told KABC-TV.
"It's very steep and it's brushy and there's also coyotes in the background."
Responding officers found a man had been killed, Quesada said. A coroner's
spokesman identified him Monday as 35-year-old Alejandro Renteria, of the North
Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
A helicopter transported the girl to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She
was treated for minor injuries including bumps and bruises and a cut on her
On video shot by the family in the hospital, the girl said she was cold and
hurt, according to KCBS-TV. She told her family she was saddened to learn her
father did not survive the crash.
Television footage showed crews using a long tow cable to remove the
severely damaged black SUV from the canyon.
The CHP is investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash.
Acton is tucked in the mountains between the Angeles National Forest
and the Mojave Desert.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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