Police: Girl killed, toddler injured when vehicle hits tree
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a 12-year-old girl has been killed and a toddler has been injured when a car they were traveling in hit a tree.
Officer Stephanie Brown said in a statement that preliminary information indicates a vehicle struck a tree Wednesday, causing three occupants to be entrapped. News outlets report that crews had to rip open the roof of the vehicle to free the people inside.
Police confirmed the 12-year-old died from her injuries. Brown says the driver, a 53-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital with two broken legs. She’s stable. An 18-month-old passenger was also taken to a hospital and is stable.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.