Accident claims the lives of mother and child

Skipperville, AL (WSFA) - An accident Sunday morning in Dale County claimed the life of a mother and daughter.

Dorothy Lynell Culliver, 40, of Ozark and her 17-year-old daughter, Maria Lynell Williams, were killed when the 2006 Hyundai Elantra they were traveling in left the roadway.

Initial investigation indicates that Maria Williams was traveling west on County Road 68 over the posted speed limit when she ran off the road and struck a tree.

Dorothy Culliver and Maria Williams were pronounced dead at the scene by Dale County Coroner Woody Hilboldt.

The crash occurred at 9:30 a.m., five miles east of Ariton.  No further information is available for release as State Troopers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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