Two dead, including 11-year-old, in Jefferson County crash

Two dead, including 11-year-old, in Jefferson County crash
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Two people are dead after a single vehicle crash in Jefferson County.

It happened around 7:45 a.m. on Hwy 61 near Highway 552 near Fayette.

According to Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Shalander Tyler and 11-year-old Cristal Tyler were in a 2008 Chevrolet, when Shalander went off the road and hit a tree.

Cristal was ejected from the vehicle.

The pair died at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.

Jefferson County School District Superintendent of Education Vincent Turner said Shalander was a substitute teacher for the district and her daughter Cristal was a student.

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