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Father Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Toddler Ejected, Killed in Crash

After a 2-year-old girl was killed after getting ejected from a rollover crash in Hesperia, the child's father was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and child endangerment, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The car was also occupied by the man's three other children, ages 8, 5, and 6 months old.

The crash occurred in the 7500 block of Arrowhead Lake Road about 11:15 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The father, driving the white four-door Nissan Maxima, was heading south on Arrowhead Lake Road when he passed a slower moving vehicle, deputies said.

He lost control, and the sedan flipped, launching the 2-year-old from the car.

The child was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, but died of her injuries in the crash, officials said. 

The other children in the car suffered minor injuries, deputies said.

Roads near the area were closed for several hours after the rollover wreck. 

The father, who was not immediately identified, was booked at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto.

Deputies first said a 3-year-old died in the crash, but later revealed the child was 2 years old. 

A GoFundMe account has been setup to help the family pay for funeral expenses for the toddler.

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