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

A 9-year-old girl who walked about a mile in Southern California to find help after surviving a crash says she was sad to hear that her father did not survive.

This video frame curtesy KABC TV Los Angeles shows a crash of an SUV in Action, Calif. on Sunday, March 24, 2013. A 9-year-old girl crawled out of the mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon and walked about a mile in the middle of the night to find help after surviving the highway crash that killed her father in Southern California, authorities said. (AP Photo/KABC TV) (AP Photo/KABC TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who walked about a mile in Southern California to find help after surviving a crash says she was sad to hear that her father did not survive.

KCBS-TV reports the girl told family members in the hospital on video she was cold and hurt.

The California Highway Patrol 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 what had happened.

A coroner's spokesman identified her father as 35-year-old Alejandro Renteria, of the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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