Land Memorial 5K and Fun Run Starts Annual Tradition in Jones County

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By WGXA Staff

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Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:08:11 EST

The Jones County community remembers a sixth grader at Gray Station Middle School who was killed in an October car accident.

Many participated in the Alana "Bug" Land Memorial 5K and Fun Run Sunday at Jones County High School.

Land was a member of her school's cross country team.

A few months ago, the student was riding with her grandfather in his pick up truck when he hit a culvert.

She was prodnounced dead at the medical center, her grandfather Terrell land died a few days later.

Now friends say they want to commemorate her life.

A day before the fatal accident, Land ran in a state cross country championship.

Friends say they plan to organize the run annually.

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