Long Beach, California – Long Beach police say a pickup truck crashed through the wall of a house early Wednesday morning, killing a 3-year-old girl and her 42-year-old father. The pickup truck fled the scene after the crash.
Police are now searching for the hit-and-run driver.
Preliminary investigation reports indicate the vehicle was speeding northbound on Rose Street when the driver lost control and crashed into the house.
The impact was so powerful that the vehicle ended up in the bedroom on the other side of the wall, where the three-year-old child was sleeping.
According to authorities, speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The hit-and-run driver was described as a male in his 20s.
The 3-year-old girl was transported to a local hospital for treatment and, shortly after, was pronounced dead. Her father was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities did not reveal the identities of the victims.