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Community mourns after mother, daughter killed in crash

The Canajoharie School District is mourning the loss of one it’s 6th grade students following a fatal crash in Schoharie County.

It happened Monday around 3:30 after school.

State police the child’s 16-year old brother was driving. Their mom was also killed.

State police say the teen was driving southbound on 145 in Seward, when he crossed the yellow line and into a yard. You can see the tracks. He then crashed head-on into trees.

Speaking with family members, CBS 6 was told Christina France and her daughter Elizabeth France were both killed in the crash Monday.

State police say the 16-year-old son was driving a 2004 Honda.

The family says the teen was in surgery and is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday.

A resident of the property placed this cross on a tree- he says the family asked him to do so.

CBS 6 is told the mom lived in Cobleskill and that her children went to Canajoharie schools.

The school district says it has counselors available all week. Part of a statement on line, the school district says, “Though our hearts are broken we know our Canajoharie community will pull together in support to help this family during this difficult time.”

State police say they are still investigating - but that no charges or tickets have been issued at this time.

Link to school statement: http://www.canajoharieschools.org/News/2017-18/scholar-excellence.cfm

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