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10-Year-Old Highland Girl Dies in 10 Freeway Crash

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COLTON – A 10-year old Highland girl was killed after a single vehicle rollover collision on the 10 freeway near Pepper Avenue in the City of Colton. At approximately 8:57 p.m. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Miriam Parra was driving a 2001 silver Ford Explorer on the eastbound 1-10 near Pepper Avenue. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials the vehicle was driving approximately 80 mph.

Parra lost control of the vehicle and veered left, causing the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise motion. The vehicle then hit the center guardrail causing the vehicle to rollover. Emergency personnel arrived and determined that the girl, later identified as Itzel Medina sustained fatal injuries. The driver and the other two passengers were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


The cause of the collision remains under investigation, anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Officer Valadez at (909)383-4247.

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