The coroner’s office Thursday identified a 2-year-old girl who died of injuries suffered when a vehicle driven by her mother crashed and caught fire in the Stevenson Ranch area.
The crash was reported about 9:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of The Old Road and Pico Canyon Road, just west of the Golden State (5) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 31-year-old mother of the 2- and 6-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. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified her as Lydia Lopez, who died Wednesday. Her sister, identified by the coroner’s office as Kathleen Lopez, died Monday.
Their mother was speeding northbound on The Old Road when the vehicle struck a curb, a sign and a traffic signal, according to the CHP. The 2019 Subaru careened across the intersection of Pico Canyon Road before striking a traffic signal, a tree and an electrical box, then catching fire.
Gubelli said the motorist blew through a red light at the intersection.
The victims, all residents of Bakersfield, were pulled from the wreckage by witnesses, the CHP reported.
Video from the scene showed workers at a nearby oil-change business using extinguishers in an effort to put out the flames.
A CHP spokesperson said no charges are being pursued at this time, but that the investigation is continuing.
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