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.
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