Sunday, March 2, 2014

coroner IDs girl fatally injured

By Guy McCarthy

The coroner has identified a girl who was caught between two vehicles and fatally injured Saturday on Valley of the Falls Drive, where she and her family had parked below the Big Falls parking lot to play in fresh fallen snow.

Marissa Trujillo, 7, of San Bernardino, was with her family and their pickup was parked at the side of the road when an oncoming vehicle struck the pickup shortly after 2:40 p.m. March 1, coroner's personnel said in a statement.

"Marissa and other family members standing outside the pick-up sustained serious injuries when caught between the vehicles," the statement said.

The injured were taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center's emergency room, where Marissa was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m., according to the coroner.

Distraught family members remained near the crash Saturday afternoon and prayed, a member of emergency personnel at the scene told Watershed News.

The crash was being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. Two vehicles were taken for evidence.

Click here to read Saturday's report from Watershed News.


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