Girl Walks Mile in Dark after Crash Kills Dad

Girl Walks Mile in Dark after Crash Kills Dad

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" mce_style="color: #000000; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">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.</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" mce_style="color: #000000; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><br></span>

LOS ANGELES -  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 Acton 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 where she flagged down a passing motorist at about 2:30 a.m.

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