A 2-year-old girl died Friday in a multi-car accident on the 110 Freeway in Highland Park, despite efforts by her mother and neighborhood residents to rescue her from the burning wreckage.
“You could hear the screams of the child. They were high-pitched and terrible. Then they stopped,” said one witness, who ran out from his home after he heard the mother’s cries for help.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a Nissan Altima and a GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle collided about 5:20 p.m. on the southbound freeway just north of York Boulevard, a curving section of highway with three lanes that is known for frequent accidents.