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2 women steal car with baby inside, crash in Placer County

The 7-month old, the driver and a passenger are all in the hospital for checkups, but are expected to be okay.

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — A baby is in a hospital after two women stole a car with the child inside then crashed into a power pole. 

The Placer County Sheriff's office said around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a stolen car with a 7-month-old baby inside crashed into a power pole along the 8900 block of Highway 193 in Newcastle.

Korral Atkinson, the baby's parent, told ABC10 she and her husband were taking her other child to daycare when the two women jumped in the car and drove away.
"It probably happened within less than a minute, so I would just say even though you feel like you're in a safe environment, days like this make it seem like in this world, it's not the same anymore," Atkinson said. "So definitely be more aware."

Placer County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Nelson Resendes told ABC10 that immediately after the crash, the passenger was arrested. The driver, however, left the scene and went into a nearby wooded area, but was located by deputies and arrested a short time later.

All parties are in the hospital for checkups but are expected to be okay, according to Resendes.

The two women are expected to be booked into the Placer County Jail later today.


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