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Girl, 6, airlifted from crash that killed mother

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Troopers say the crash happened on state Highway 550, near Bouie Mill Road, around 8:15 Friday morning. Troopers say the crash happened on state Highway 550, near Bouie Mill Road, around 8:15 Friday morning.
LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Brookhaven woman was killed in a head-on crash in Lincoln County Friday morning.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says Christy L. Smith, 39, died at the scene. Her 6-year-old daughter, Maddie, had to be cut from the Honda Accord Smith was driving.

Maddie Smith was airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Troopers say the crash happened on state Highway 550, near Bouie Mill Road, around 8:15 Friday morning. A preliminary investigation reveals the driver of the second vehicle involved, 36-year-old Brandy S. Barnett, crossed the center line and collided with Smith's Honda.

Barnett, a Copiah County resident, was also airlifted to UMC with moderate injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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