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Fatal Crash

5-Year-Old Dies After Being Ejected From Vehicle

BAKER:( Authorities say a child was killed on Sunday night following a rollover collision on the northbound 15 freeway.

The single vehicle crash was reported at 11:15 p.m. on June 26th, 2016, approximately two miles south of Baker Blvd.

San Bernardino County Fire responded and located a 2004 Honda off the roadway with major damage. The vehicle was occupied by two adults and two children.

According to authorities, 24-year-old Miguel Amador, a resident of Las Vegas was driving in the no.1 lane traveling at 70 mph. For unknown reasons, Amador failed to maintain proper lane positioning and allowed the vehicle to drift to the left. The driver attempted to re-enter the no.1 lane by quickly turning the wheel to the right.

Authorities said the unsafe turning movement caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. As the vehicle began to re-enter the no.1 lane the vehicle began to rotate in a clockwise motion as it skid out-of-control across the northbound lanes towards the right shoulder.

The Honda went down a dirt embankment where it overturned. As the vehicle overturned onto its roof a 5-year-old female passenger was fully ejected. The child identified as Leah Amador, from Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

The collision is under investigation by the Barstow California Highway Patrol.

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