Mitchell Student Charged In Fatal Crash

(Memphis) The driver of a car that crashed, killing a Mitchell High student, has been charged.

Jashunda Reed, 18, was arrested and charged with Failure to Yield with Serious Injury/Death, Financial Responsibility, No Drivers License, and Reckless Driving.

The crash happened on Weaver, just north of Levi.

All three attend Mitchell High School and left the school campus Thursday morning.

A bond of $100 was set for Reed.

Vince Higgins with the District Attorney’s office said Reed would have had to have been under the influence or intentionally cause the crash to receive a harsher charge, like vehicular homicide.

Laquisha Lipsey’s mother said her daughter was heading to lunch with friends when their car crashed into a pole killing Laquisha.

Lipsey’s mom said when she kissed her daughter Thursday morning, she never imagine it would be for the last time.

“She always kept us laughing,” Matrina Lipsey said about her daughter. “She was crazy. I love her to death.”

The death of Laquisha has shaken her family to the core.

“She will be very missed by me,” Lipsey said.

A man who was dropping off his sister at the school just before 10 a.m. said he remembers seeing the same car near the school and said it just missed his car.

Police say the accident happened at about 10:30 a.m.

The school district wouldn’t comment on this particular case, but said students are not allowed to leave campus without being signed out by a parent.

Word spread quickly around the school about what happened, and grief counselors were brought in to comfort students.


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