Girl, six, is killed and her two-year-old sister injured after their mom crashes car and runs NAKED from the scene, leaving them trapped in burning vehicle
- A 31-year-old woman from Bakersfield, California, crashed her 2019 Subaru carrying her children in Stevenson Ranch Monday
- Car crashed into a power pole and a tree, and burst into flames
- Witnesses and California Highway Patrol say the driver was seen running naked from the scene after being extracted from car
- Good Samaritans cut driver’s daughters, ages six and two, from their car seats
- Six-year-old girl was unresponsive, not breathing and foaming at the mouth; she was later pronounced dead at a hospital
- Her two-year-old sister was hospitalized in stable condition along with her mom
- Officials are trying to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash
A naked woman was behind the wheel of a speeding car that crashed and burst into flames north of Los Angeles, killing her six-year-old daughter and injuring the girl’s two-year-old sister.
The California Highway Patrol says the female driver was speeding in her 2019 Subaru when she ran a red light, turned into oncoming traffic on The Old Road and smashed into a power pole at around 9.45am on Monday in Stevenson Ranch, an unincorporated area near Santa Clarita.
The out-of-control car then careened across the intersection of Pico Canyon Road, smashed into a tree and an electrical box, and caught fire.
Witness video shows a 2019 Subaru carrying a woman and her two daughters engulfed in flames in Stevenson Ranch, California, following a crash
The vehicle burst into flames after the 31-year-old driver struck a power poll and a tree after losing control of the sedan
The driver’s two daughters, ages six and two, were strapped in the back seat
Good Samaritans who witnessed the fiery single-vehicle crash helped rescue the driver and her daughters from the burning car.
Bryan Timmerman told KTLA he pulled the mother from the wreckage first.
‘She was completely naked,’ Timmerman said. ‘And there were no clothes anywhere.’
The woman, identified by law enforcement as a 31-year-old Bakersfield resident, was seen running in the nude from the scene after being extracted from the car, Officer Michael Gubelli, with the CHP’s Newhall office, told Fox 11.
The woman was later taken into custody, after which she and her two-year-old daughter were hospitalized in stable condition. They are expected to survive.
The driver’s six-year-old daughter was found in a bad condition in the back seat alongside her sister.
According to witnesses, the girls were strapped into their car seats the wrong way, which made it difficult to free them.
Witness Jerry Jordan asked someone to hand him a knife so he could slice through the seat belts.
Jordan told CBS Los Angeles at that moment he noticed that the driver in the front was naked and covered in blood from head to toe.
Officials and Good Samaritans described the woman driving the car with her children as being completely naked and running from the scene
Witnesses helped cut the two girls from seat belts and rescue them from the burnt vehicle
A victim, possibly one of the children, is seen being administered aid at the scene of the crash, just steps away from the charred wreckage
Jordan and others then went to work performing chest compressions on the six-year-old girl, before an off-duty nurse arrived and took over CPR.
‘She wasn’t responsive, she was barely breathing,’ Jelene Golbolakh told ABC7 of the young victim. ‘She was foaming at the mouth and turning blue.’
The girl was rushed to Henry Mayo Hospital, where she later died of her injuries.
Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash. It is unclear at this time why the driver was naked.