A 9-year-old Utah girl and her little sister stole their parents car Wednesday morning with the goal of making it to California before crashing into a semi-truck 10 miles away, police said.
The youngsters, who were not injured in the freeway smashup in West Valley City, told responding officers they took the car because they wanted to “swim in the ocean,” authorities said.
With the 9-year-old driving and her 4-year-old sibling in the passenger seat, the duo traveled on a highway and freeway before hopping a median and slamming head-on into the truck, West Valley City police said on Twitter.
Police said the car was badly damaged and the semi had to be towed.
The sisters were wearing seatbelts, police said, which they believe spared them any injuries.