SECOND UPDATE: The 2-year-old girl who sustained major injuries in the crash succumbed to her injuries today at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, according to the Newhall CHP. Her six-year-old sister also died in the crash. We are seeking identification from LA County.
UPDATE: The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified the girl as Kathleen Lopez. She was pronounced dead at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital at 12:18 p.m.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KGET) — A 6-year-old Bakersfield girl was killed in a car accident in Stevenson Ranch near Santa Clarita yesterday.
The California Highway Patrol said at around 9:39 a.m., a 31-year-old woman later identified as Nan Zhang, was driving a 2019 Subaru northbound on Old Road when she veered into the southbound lanes, struck a curb, traffic sign, and SoCal Edison box. The vehicle then entered the intersection of Pico Canyon Road and hit another traffic signal, a tree and a traffic signal box.
The vehicle came to a rest on the northwest corner of Pico Canyon Road and Old Road and then caught fire. The woman, the six-year-old girl as well as a 2-year-old girl — both of them her children — were pulled from the vehicle by good Samaritans, CHP said.
According to CNN, the woman was driving the vehicle nude. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the case.
The driver along with the 2-year-old, both from Bakersfield, were sent to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for treatment of major injuries. The 6-year-old was also sent to the hospital but later died from severe injuries, CHP said.