STEVENSON RANCH (CNS) — A second girl died Wednesday of injuries she suffered when a vehicle driven by her mother crashed and caught fire in the Stevenson Ranch area, authorities said.
The crash was reported about 9:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of The Old Road and Pico Canyon Road, just west of Interstate, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 31-year-old mother of the two- and six-year-old girls ran naked from the fiery wreckage and was hospitalized in stable condition, according to Officer Michael Gubelli of the CHP’s Newhall office.
A representative of the Newhall office confirmed the younger girl’s death. Her sister, identified by the coroner’s office as Kathleen Lopez, died on Monday.
The vehicle was being driven at high speed northbound on The Old Road when it struck a curb, a sign and a traffic signal, according to the CHP.
The 2019 Subaru then traveled out of control across the intersection of Pico Canyon Road before striking a traffic signal, a tree and an electrical box and catching fire.