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Girl Dies After Road Rage Incident

One of the little girls thrown from their mother's car in Wednesday's road rage incident has died. 

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says three-year-old Cynthia Coursey was pronounced brain dead at University Medical Center in Jackson around noon Thursday so her organs could be donated. Hargrove says Cynthia's mother, Vanessa Coursey, signed the papers for Cynthia's organs to be harvested overnight Saturday. Afterward, she will be taken off of life support. 

The two-car accident happened on Highway 49 around 11:30 a.m Wednesday. State troopers say both cars were southbound. According to the accident report, Vanessa Coursey of Pearl rammed a car driven by Alicia Preston of Saucier. Both vehicles lost control and overturned. Coursey's two children, Cynthia and Caitlin, were thrown from the car. 

Eighteen-month-old Caitlin was upgraded to good condition at University Medical Center. Vanessa is in critical, but stable, condition, also at UMC.

County Prosecutor Bobby Payne told WLOX News on Thursday that he will meet with accident investigators to determine if criminal charges will be filed against Coursey.

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