2-year-old girl dies days after fiery Stevenson Ranch crash that left sister dead, mother hospitalized

STEVENSON RANCH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 2-year-old girl has died two days after a fiery crash in Stevenson Ranch that left her 6-year-old sister dead and their mother -- who was found naked inside the wrecked vehicle -- hospitalized with major injuries, authorities said.

The younger child's death was confirmed by a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol's Newhall office. Her name was not immediately released.

Her sister, Kathleen Lopez, succumbed to her injuries on the day of the crash and was identified Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

According to investigators, the family's car was involved in an initial crash on The Old Road just south Pico Canyon Road shortly before 9:45 a.m. Monday The driver then ran a red light and slammed into a power pole at the intersection, the CHP said.

Several good Samaritans rushed to help, extricating the trapped girls seconds before the car erupted in flames.

The mother, who has not been publicly identified, was listed in stable condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Highway Patrol said. No citations or arrests were immediately announced.
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