2-year-old girl dies in Malibu car crash; driver faces DUI charge
A Canoga Park woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after she crashed her vehicle on a Malibu road late Friday, killing a 2-year-old girl in the backseat and severely injuring herself, authorities said.
Magdalena Lisi, 22, was driving north on Malibu Canyon Road about a mile east of Pepperdine University around 9 p.m. when her Kia drifted off the roadway and collided with a metal guard rail, authorities said.
Lisi’s vehicle then swerved back onto the road, across double yellow lines and the southbound lane before crashing into a hillside, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A supervisor with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said the investigation of the crash was continuing and could not provide the name of the 2-year old victim as of Saturday morning.
It was not clear if the woman and child were related, but the CHP statement listed both as having resided in Canoga Park.
A Sig-Alert was issued for Malibu Canyon Road around 9:20 p.m. and canceled four hours later.
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