Mother, 8-year-old daughter killed in separate accidents minutes apart

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A mother and her daughter died in separate car accidents along an Alabama highway Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

Investigators say the woman, identified as 39-year-old Julia Yates Patterson, died when the Ford Explorer she was driving collided head-on with a Dodge Ram truck. The fatal crash happened on Highway 117 around 3:00 p.m., according to WHNT.

Two people riding in the truck were hurt in the incident and taken to the hospital.


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