published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl walked about a mile to find help after surviving a car crash that killed her father in Southern California.

California Highway Patrol Officer Cheyenne Quesada says the crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday on a semi-rural stretch of the Sierra Highway in Acton.

KCAL-TV reports the girl walked through rugged terrain and eventually wandered into a commuter rail station and told a security guard she had been involved in an auto accident.

Quesada says responding officers found a man in his 30s had been killed. His name was not released but officials say he was from Los Angeles.

A helicopter transported the girl to Children’s Hospital in LA. There was no word whether she had been injured.

KCAL reports the CHP is investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash.

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