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Child dies in crash
Mother, two other children airlifted

COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a single vehicle crash that left a 5-year-old child dead and the mother and two siblings seriously injured, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell, spokesman for the NCSO.

Mitchell said the four-door blue Nissan was traveling south on Ga. Highway 162 near Avery Place subdivision about 12:45 Friday afternoon when the accident occurred. He said it appeared the vehicle had simply left the road.

"We are trying to determine what caused her to go off the roadway," Mitchell said. "Right now we don't know what occurred."

The woman and the two other children were flown by air ambulance to an Atlanta trauma center. Their condition at press time was not known.

Barbara Knowles can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.