Mother, daughter die in Eatonton wreck

Jakeda Ellison and her daughter, Shamaylaka Ellison, died in a car wreck Wednesday evening in Eatonton. Brenda Ellison is their mother and grandmother.

A woman and her 9-year-old daughter were killed following a wreck in Eatonton Wednesday.

The wreck occurred at about 4:55 p.m. on Hwy 24, according to a GSP news release.

Jakeda Ellison, 37, was traveling east on Imperial Mill Road when she failed to yield to a Chevrolet Silverado traveling on Hwy 24, the news release states.

Both vehicles left the roadway after the front of the Silverado struck the passenger side of Ellison's Corolla.

Ellison's 9-year-old daughter, Shamaylaka, was in the passenger seat. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the news release states.

Ellison was rushed to Putnam General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Silverado was Cathy Harwood, 62, of Eatonton.

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