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.