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

March 25, 2013 • National News


This Department of Motor Vehicles license photo shows Alejandro Renteria, who’s SUV crashed and landed into a ravine in Action, Calif. on Sunday, March 24,2013. Renteria was killed in the crash, but his 9-year-old daughter 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)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Braving the cold and howling of coyotes, nine-year-old Celia Renteria was certain her father was still alive when she crawled out of a steep Southern California canyon and walked in the desert darkness to summon for help after a rollover crash.

With temperatures dipping into the 40s, she hiked through rugged terrain to a nearby home. No one answered. Then she hiked up the rocky Login to read more

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