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28-year-old man dies from severe crash on Danny Thomas Blvd.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At 7:38 am this morning officer responded to a critical crash on Danny Thomas and Martin Luther King Blvd.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 28-year-old Ricco D. Beard drove his Nissan Versa northbound on Danny Thomas Blvd when it veered into oncoming traffic.

He then continued across the northwest curb, continued northwest running into a church on 229 Danny Thomas Blvd causing the gas meter to burst into flames.

Beard was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition and has now been pronounced dead.