Woman and child killed in Haywood County crash

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Photo: Maranda Faris/The Jackson Sun
Photo: Maranda Faris/The Jackson Sun

A woman and a young girl were killed after a gravel truck overturned on their vehicle in Haywood County, Tenn.

The accident happened Thursday morning on Highway 70 near Brownsville.

Chiquita King, 32, and Maykayla King, 10, were killed in the crash. Lilly King, 2, was uninjured.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol said all three were wearing their seatbelts, and the youngest child was in a car seat.

THP said King was driving west on Highway 70 and began to slow her vehicle to turn without an indication or signal. There was a gravel behind them, which tried to avoid a collision by slamming on its brakes and steering to the left.

The gravel truck flipped over onto King’s vehicle, which also turned left, according to THP. Both of the cars came to a stop in a ravine near the intersection of Highway 70 and Briley Road.

The driver of the gravel truck was not injured, and no charges have been filed.