A single-vehicle crash of an SUV on the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway Thursday left a year-old girl dead and a woman and three other children badly injured, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash was reported about 6:20 a.m. at Red Rover Mine Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Paramedics and two air ambulances were sent to the scene.
"For reasons being investigated, (the driver) allowed (the SUV) to veer to the right, colliding with the dirt embankment, causing (the SUV) to overturn several times," a CHP statement said.
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The year-old girl was ejected from the Chevrolet Trailblazer and died at a hospital, the CHP reported.
The driver, 37-year-old Karen Adams of Los Angeles, and the four children who were riding in the SUV with her were hospitalized.
All the survivors had suffered major injuries.
The surviving children were boys, two of them eight years of age and one of them 14 years of age.
The relationship between the driver and the passengers has not been established.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.