MORRIS — A car crash near Morris claimed the life of a 3-year-old girl Wednesday night.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that Samantha Hays, of Warrior, was riding in a booster seat in a green Chevolet Malibu driven by her mother. The car ran off Morris Majestic Road near the intersection with Bill Jones Road near 9 p.m., and ended up in a ditch.
The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The mother, whose name has not been released, was not hurt.
The Morris Fire Department also responded to the crash.
[Edited at 9:54 a.m. to correct last name of the deceased.]