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Update: Police Confirm Toddler Dead in Car Accident

The car caught on fire immediately after it was rear-ended going southbound on the 110 Friday.

Update: Los Angeles County Coroner's officials have identified the toddler as Leiana Ramirez, who was "here barely 11 months." Witnesses have told the Los Angeles Times that several motorists and neighbors, along with the girl's mother, tried to rescue the child. Some tried to use buckets of water, a fire extinguisher and a garden hose while other motorists simply stopped to look at the wreckage without getting out of their vehicles.

An officer with CHP said that at least three people were taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital to be treated for burn injuries.

Previously: A nearly 2-year-old girl was killed after a motorist's car was rear-ended on the 110 and caught fire around 5:30 p.m. Friday. 

"The car caught fire immediately and the mother or other motorists could not get close enough to rescue the child," said South Pas Police Chief Joseph Payne. "The mother was burned on the hands and arms. The car was fully engulfed when we arrived on scene."

The crash occurred while motorists were driving southbound near the York exit. 

California Highway Patrol reported police still on the scene at around 7:30 p.m. Friday. And a SigAlert was issued for three southbound lanes, reported the Pasadena Star-News

Ron Rosen August 27, 2011 at 03:12 AM
There is really nothing one can say about something like this.
Just My Opinion August 27, 2011 at 10:53 PM
Love and prayers to this family

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