Toddler Behind Wheel in Woodland Crash that Killed 2-Year-Old, Police Confirm

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LOS ANGELES, CA (March 20, 2024)Woodland authorities have revealed a tragic turn of events in a devastating incident over the weekend. According to police reports on Monday, a toddler was behind the wheel of a truck involved in a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl.


The heartbreaking incident unfolded at a 76 gas station, where the truck’s owner had momentarily left the vehicle running at a pump while stepping inside the store on Saturday. Unbeknownst to them, their 3-year-old child managed to unbuckle from their car seat and make their way into the driver’s seat.


Tragically, the truck began moving and struck 2-year-old Ailahni Sanchez Martinez, who was near her family’s taco stand at the edge of the lot. Despite immediate medical attention, Ailahni succumbed to her injuries.


The devastated family identified the young victim as Ailahni Sanchez Martinez, just a month shy of her third birthday. The Woodland community mourns the loss of this precious life as authorities continue their investigation into the tragic accident.


Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of Ailahni Sanchez Martinez during this incredibly difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

If you or someone you care about has been affected by a tragic accident like this Woodland truck accident, know that you’re not alone. Our dedicated team at RTM Law Firm is here to offer you support and guidance during this difficult time. Reach out to our truck accident attorneys today for compassionate legal assistance tailored to your needs. Your well-being matters to us, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.




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