A toddler was killed in a horrific crash that also injured two adults in Fremont Tuesday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.
The crash occurred at about 12:50 p.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway between Chadbourne Drive and Dorne Place.
A car appeared to have been speeding, went off the roadway and struck a tree, causing the vehicle to split in half, police spokesman Geneva Bosques said.
A child, believed to be about 2 years old, was restrained in the back seat but was ejected when the car split in half, Bosques said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.
The male driver of the car was also ejected and suffered major injuries, while a female in the front passenger seat was critically injured and was extricated from the car by firefighters, Bosques said.
Both the male and female appeared to be in their 30s and were taken to the hospital, she said.
Police remained at the scene this afternoon to investigate the fatal crash.
Paseo Padre Parkway remained closed in both directions as of 2:30 p.m. and Bosques said she expects closures on the road will last until at least 6:30 p.m.
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