Emily Sanchez, an 18-year-old, was killed by a car late Sunday night while trying to rescue a cat that was previously hit by a car in which she was a passenger.
Around 11:00 P.M. Sunday night, Sanchez, of Apple Valley, California, was riding as a passenger in her mother’s Toyota Camry when they struck a kitten on the 13800 block of Kiowa Road.
As Sanchez exited her mother’s vehicle to attend to the injured cat, a Nissan Altima came from the opposite direction and struck her. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“The victim concerned for the cat had the driver turn around so she could check on it,” the Apple Valley Police Department said in a released statement.
Responding deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department began CPR on Sanchez. Police said she suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
Sanchez was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement. The accident remains under investigation.
A GoFundMe page was launched by Sanchez’s sister to pay for her burial. The page describes Sanchez as a person who had a passion for animals.
Who Was Emily Sanchez?
Emily Sanchez was an 18-year-old from Apple Valley, California, who was killed by a car while trying to rescue a cat that was hit by a car in which she was a passenger.
Where Was Emily Sanchez Killed?
Sanchez was killed 13800 block of Kiowa Road, in Apple Valley, California.