Mother and daughter die in Jones County vehicle collision

JONES CO. (WDAM) - Two people are dead after a head on collision between a car and a 18 wheeler.

It happened on Sandersville Pleasant Grove Road just east of Sandersville just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon. The crash involved a mini van carrying Shannon Clifford and her daughter Shelby Clifford who was just 10-years-old.

Volunteer fire and rescue from Sandersville, Rustin and Powers all responded to the accident and spent over 30 minutes trying to extricate both victims from the mini van.  The child was declared dead on the scene.  The mother died at a local hospital after being airlifted by Aircare rescue helicopter.  The driver of the 18 wheeler was unhurt.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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