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Girl, 2, released from hospital after crash killed her mom

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Lylah Huff and Arianna Rath Lylah Huff and Arianna Rath
Crash scene near Naselle Crash scene near Naselle

The second little girl injured in a crash that killed her mother along the southwest Washington coastline has been released from the hospital.

Lylah Huff, 2, had been in the hospital since the deadly crash off SR-401 near Naselle Feb. 19. An Oregon Health & Science University representative said she was released from the hospital over the last few days.

Lylah suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital after being discovered in thick brush near the crash site hours after her mother's car hit a tree.

Washington troopers said Jessica Rath, 26, of Astoria, was driving to pick up her fisherman husband near Long Beach. At some point during the drive, she talked to her husband on the phone and learned he was actually arriving into the Port of Portland.

She turned the car around and investigators said her last phone contact with her husband was around midnight.

Sometime after that, troopers believe Rath fell asleep and her car went off the highway and slammed into a tree. She died at the scene.

Lylah's 4-year-old sister, Arianna Rath, dragged herself and her little sister from the wreckage, along with a blanket. The pair hunkered down in the cold in some brush until they were discovered by passers-by at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Arianna was also treated at the hospital. She was released by Wednesday night.

A fund has been established for the family and donations can be made at any Oregon Wells Fargo branch under the "Rath-Huff Memorial Fund."

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