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Collision with Garbage Truck Kills Man and Girl, Sends Boy to Hospital

A man and a girl have died following an accident with a sanitation truck in Lafayette County, Miss.

Law enforcement responded at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday morning for a wreck between a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta and a Panola County 2020 Mack garbage truck. 

The man, 40-year-old John Matthew Ellington, died at the scene. The girl was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi, where she died a short time later. A boy is currently in critical condition.

The driver of the truck suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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