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9-year-old girl hikes through dark, coyote-inhabited terrain to get help for dad Published: March 25, 2013

When their SUV plunged off the side of a desolate California highway and landed 200 feet into a ravine, the little girl knew she had to do something to help her father who lay unconscious in the driver's seat of the overturned vehicle, reports CNN.

The girl, all of 9 years old, freed herself and crawled out of the window of the wrecked Ford Escape.

She smelled gasoline and turned off the engine. And then she started walking, in pitch black darkness, through steep and forbidding terrain.

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