SAN DIEGO — A 6-year-old boy was killed after being trapped in a vehicle following a Wednesday morning crash, authorities said.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said a two-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 7:50 a.m. on Adams Avenue and Biona Drive in the Kensington neighborhood.
Authorities say a Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on 4700 Biona Drive when the 45-year-old man’s vehicle crossed the intersection at Adams Avenue and was hit by a Hyundai Sonata driven by a 20-year-old, Lt. Adam Sharki with San Diego Police Department stated in a news release.
The crash caused the Jeep to overturn on its side on top of a fire hydrant, per first responders. The Jeep was also carrying two children, a 6-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, in the back in safety seats, Sharki said.
The 6-year-old boy was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, SDPD confirmed. The driver of the Jeep and his daughter were not injured while the Hyundai driver suffered minor injuries, police said.
Authorities say driving under the influence was not a factor in the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000, or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 888-580-8477.