Drunk Driver Wanted: One Teen Dead, Four Others Injured

(Memphis) Memphis police are looking for a man who left four people hurt, two of them critically injured, and a teenage girl dead.  Police say he drove five people home from a north Memphis bar overnight and got into a terrible accident and ran from the scene before help got there.

For Kenya Dupree, it’s difficult enough accepting her older sister is gone.

“I have been crying all day,” she said.

It’s even worse knowing the person who killed her never stuck around to face what he did, “They were at the bar last night and they say he was drunk driving.”

Police are looking for the man who they say drove five people home from a Jackson Avenue bar early Saturday morning and crashed his car on North Watkins, just feet from Shakerri Dupree’s home. She died from the crash. Police say the driver ran away before paramedics even arrived.

“We want anyone who has any information to come forward as soon as possible,” said Lameka Johson, Shakerri’s cousin.

The car hit two trees, lost a door, and partially took down a homeowner’s front porch.

“I get off work at 2:15 a.m. and by the time I got in the bathtub, I heard the big noise. I thought someone was breaking in my house,” said Lovina White, who lives directly across the street from where the accident happened.

Two 20-year-old girls are still at the MED in critical condition.

Shakerri leaves behind more than just her sister and cousins.

“She was a girl full of life and full of joy. She had a daughter too, one year old. Just had a birthday last Sunday,” said Kenya.

Kenya wants answers for Shakerri’s child. She believes she knows the driver’s name, “He goes by the name of Duke.”

They were told his name was Duke by someone who escaped the tragedy.

“One of the girls that left the club with them- a sister of a girl in critical condition- she came to the house and told us she was in the car before the accident but she got dropped off around the corner first,” said Johnson.

She escaped a crash where police are still hunting for the person to blame.

If you think you know the driver, call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.

Police say the car was registered to a person who lives on Lynchburg street in Raleigh but when officers went there, the driver was nowhere to be found.


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