By Associated Press - Friday, May 22, 2015

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed a mother and daughter from Gautier were killed after an 18-wheeler hit their car outside of Ocean Springs.

The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1F1m2DB ) reports 27-year-old Ashton Elizabeth Johnson and her 4-year-old daughter, Kinsey, were rear-ended by 46-year-old Lesia Ann Alexander Wednesday morning. Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Benjamin Seibert says the accident occurred in the westbound lane of Interstate 10.

Seibert says when Johnson’s car was hit, it collided with another vehicle, which was driven by 28-year-old Hang Nguyen. Alexander and Nguyen were taken to Ocean Springs Hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and it’s unclear if Alexander will face charges.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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