Mom, Child Die in 2 Different Accidents 30 Minutes Apart
What appears to be a sad coincidence in Alabama
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2017 7:08 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A mother and her 5-year-old daughter were both killed Tuesday in Alabama—but, in what seems to be a freak coincidence, in two different incidents. Per Valley Head police, the girl was hit by a vehicle on state Route 117 just outside Mentone around 3:30pm, although authorities are still trying to figure out why she was on the highway, WAFF reports. The youngster was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, just 30 minutes or so earlier, her mom, who has yet to be identified, was driving in Valley Head when her car smashed into another, injuring two people in the second vehicle. She was pronounced dead on the scene as well, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is now digging deeper into what happened in both fatalities. (Tragedy for a mom and her two daughters at a Colorado ski resort.)

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