Jokiesa Victoria, 12, killed, and her parents injured in single-vehicle car crash into a tree at California and 9th Streets in Stockton, California
Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in a Friday night collision that killed a 12-year-old girl in Stockton. The collision occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at the intersection of California and 9th Streets, when a Ford Expedition failed to complete the curve, sending the vehicle into a tree. The girl was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the crash site. The girl’s parents, the driver, a 42-year-old man, and a 34-year-old woman, were also in injured in the collision.
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