Mother, daughter killed minutes apart in separate traffic accidents


VALLEY HEAD, Ala. – A woman and her 8-year-old daughter were killed just 30 minutes apart in separate traffic accidents on Tuesday.

Julia Yates Patterson of Valley Head, Alabama was killed around 3 p.m. when her SUV was involved in a head-on collision on state highway 117.

30 minutes later, on the same highway, Libby Patterson, Julia's daughter, was killed after she was struck by a car while attempting to cross the road.

Both accidents were near the family's home.

AL.com reports Libby had turned 8 last Saturday and will be remembered with a balloon release at her elementary school Friday morning.