LA girl, 9, who survived crash describes ordeal

Associated Press
This video frame curtesy KABC TV Los Angeles shows a crash of an SUV in Action, Calif. on Sunday, March 24, 2013. A 9-year-old girl 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) (AP Photo/KABC TV)
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This video frame curtesy KABC TV Los Angeles shows a crash of an SUV in Action, Calif. on Sunday, March …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who survived a rollover crash is out of a Southern California hospital and seen on video describing how she hiked more than a mile to find help for her father, who was later found dead.

KABC-TV showed footage Tuesday of Celia Renteria speaking from a hospital bed about how she hiked to a house only to find nobody at home.

Celia says she kept climbing and eventually waved down a passerby on an isolated stretch of highway in northern Los Angeles County.

Officers discovered the body of 35-year-old Alejandro Renteria pinned in the driver's seat of his 2010 Ford Escape at the bottom of a rugged canyon.

Celia suffered bruises and a cut on her face.

A hospital spokeswoman says the girl was released late Monday.

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