Family Members in Two Separate Vehicles Die in Accident

Dirk J. Derrick
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Posted on Aug 16, 2011
Three cousins were killed and two children were airlifted after an auto accident east of Manning. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Ella Nora Williams, 43, was killed after the GMC Yukon she was driving collided with a Checy Impala on Highway 521. Williams' mother 65-year-old Emma Jane was a passenger in the Yukon and also died. The driver of the Impala, Thelma DcDowell, 57, was killed in the accident as well. Troopers say that McDowell and Williams were second cousins.

Two children in the Yukon, 10-year-old Alexandria Williams, who is Ella Williams' daughter and 6-year-old Kevon Myers, who is Emma Williams' grandson, were airlifted to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident. According to the reports, the Yukon was going south on Highway 521 when it collided head on with the Impala going north. Ella Williams was not wearing a seat belt, however, Emma Jane and Thelma McDowell were wearing their seat belts. The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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