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Two young girls survive car crash that killed their mother

Krista Hostetler

Two young girls survive car crash that killed their mother

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Feb 23, 2013

Naselle, WA (KTNV) -- An incredible story of survival out of Washington State, where a crash killed a woman, but one of her daughters was still able to save the life of her sister.

The children were stranded on the side of a highway for several hours, until a passing motorist spotted a car in the bushes.

When he stopped to investigate, he found the woman's body in the wreckage, then saw the two young girls hiding a few feet away.

The 4-year-old said she got the 2-year-old out of the car, and had a blanket that she covered them both with.

Police said the mother fell asleep behind the wheel and swerved off the road.

The two girls are expected to be okay.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.