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Palacios man, girl killed in fatal S.H. 71 accident

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A Palacios man and an 11 year old girl died after their vehicle crashed off the side of State Highway 71 near Nada, TX Sunday afternoon, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman confirmed. 

According to Texas DPS, Amos Haynes, 39, was driving down State Highway 71 when the car suddenly veered into a ditch off the side of the road, killing Haynes on impact. Texas DPS could not explain how the car was forced off the road as they are currently investigating the cause of the accident. The 11 year old child, Jazzlynn Shelton, was transported to a local area hospital in critical condition. She was declared dead on arrival. A 9 year old child was also in the car during the accident. The 9 year old was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Sgt. Stephen Woodard confirmed to Newscenter 25 that the child is currently recovering and is expected to be okay.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as more information is made available. 

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