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Father, daughter killed in Calera collision

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A Calera man and his daughter were killed when their car was broadsided by an 18-wheeler on Highway 69/75. (KTEN) A Calera man and his daughter were killed when their car was broadsided by an 18-wheeler on Highway 69/75. (KTEN)
A firefighter examines the wreckage of a crash that killed a Calera man and his daughter. (KTEN) A firefighter examines the wreckage of a crash that killed a Calera man and his daughter. (KTEN)

CALERA, Okla. -- Calera police said a child has died after being seriously injured in a Monday evening crash that also killed her father.

According to investigators, A silver Hyundai sedan driven by 67-year-old Randy Jeffries pulled out in front of a Texhoma Limestone rock-hauler on U.S. 69/75 shortly before 6 p.m.

The truck hit the car on the driver's side. Jeffries was pronounced dead at the scene. Calera police Chief Don Hyde Jr. said nine-year-old Josalyn Jeffries died later of her injures. He helped break the devastating news to Josalyn's fourth grade classmates at Calera Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

"This is not easy," Chief Hyde said. "It brings a big man down, because you see the hurt in those children's eyes."

The youngsters were asked to describe Josalyn in one word.

"I got everything from 'she was pretty,' to 'she was nice,' to 'she was friends with everyone,'" Hyde recalled. "A little girl who said she was Josalyn's best friend said, 'she was perfect in every way.'"

The driver of the truck, identified as Alan Price, was treated for minor injures.

"The biggest thing I would like to see come from this is it brought our town even closer. We're small, we're growing, but we still have that 'I know where they live,' and so that's what hurts the most "

Funeral arrangements for Randy and Josalyn Jeffries had not been announced as of Tuesday evening. 

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