SACRAMENTO - When a 3-year-old girl was killed during a two-car crash in Stockton, it left a mark on a stranger who pulled over to save her.
"I really want this girl to live. I just really want her to live," Mark Harrell of Modesto recalls thinking. The image of the girl taking her last breath is an image he will never forget.
It was Friday afternoon when he came across the tragic accident in Stockton, on Northbound Highway 99 and Hammer Lane. He saw an overturned SUV and pulled over. As he approached the vehicle, he saw a small body on the ground.
"The little girl, she was laying on her side. She looked like she was taking a nap so I just went right over to her. I knelt down next to her and I got right into her ear and just spoke quietly, 'honey, are you okay?'" said Harrell.
Viviana Guerrero, 3, of Atwater was ejected from the SUV after it collided with another car.