Girl, 9, walks 3.2km to get help after crash kills father
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nine-year-old Celia Renteria was certain her father was still alive when she crawled out of a steep California canyon and walked in the desert darkness to find help after their car crashed.
Braving the cold and howling of coyotes, she hiked through rugged terrain to a nearby home. No one answered. Then she hiked up the rocky embankment and along the remote highway to a commuter rail station, where she flagged down a passing motorist early Sunday.
When officers responded, they found Celia's father, Alejandro Renteria, 35, dead. He was pinned in the driver's seat.
In all, the girl hiked up to 3.2 kilometres.