Girl walks a mile to ‘save’ trapped father

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a nine-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. yesterday on a semi-rural stretch of the Sierra Highway in Acton.

KCAL-TV reported 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 that 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 reported the CHP is investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash. (AP)

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