Wreckage of cars in Kensington
San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel examine the car where the child was trapped. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A six-year-old boy rescued from a vehicle and taken to a hospital after a two-car wreck in Kensington died later Wednesday.

Just before 8 a.m., the San Diego Fire Department responded to Adams Avenue and Biona Drive after receiving a call about a crash. First responders found a Jeep Grand Cherokee on its side resting on a fire hydrant with the child trapped inside.

The child was freed in fewer than 30 minutes and taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the San Diego Police Department. OnScene.TV reported it was Rady Children’s Hospital.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The driver of the Jeep, 45, the boy’s father, and another child, his sister, 8, were not hurt.

Investigators found  that both children were in safety seats as their vehicle, southbound on Biona, was crossing Adams. At that point, they were struck by a Hyundai Sonata traveling eastbound on Adams. The 20-year-old driver of the Hyundai suffered minor injuries.

Drugs and/or alcohol were not considered a factor in the collision. San Diego police are investigating the crash.

– Staff and wire reports

Update 3:40 p.m. March 22, 2023