3-Month-Old Dies in Car Fire on Southern California Freeway

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TUSTIN (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a 3-month-old girl died in a car fire along an Orange County freeway after the adults in the vehicle were unable to free her from a car seat.

CHP dispatcher Michael Corcoran tells the Los Angeles Times that the driver of the Dodge Caravan noticed flames after hitting debris in a southbound lane of Interstate 5 near Tustin Friday night.

The driver pulled to the shoulder and four adults got out but were unable to get the infant out. The child died at the scene.

Corcoran says the adults were treated at a hospital for burns ranging from moderate to severe, said Corcoran.

He didn’t know if the child’s parents were among the adults. All were from the state of Washington.

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