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Two people killed after crash near the Memphis Airport

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been brought in to investigate a deadly car crash that left two dead and seven others injured.

The accident happened at Winchester and Airways.

According to police, one person was dead when they arrived on the scene.

A second person was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition where they were pronounced deceased.

Seven others, including a Memphis Fire employee, were also injured but will be OK.

The fire department employee was taken to the hospital.

Six other people were treated at the scene.

In all, seven cars were involved in the crash.

“I was sitting there looking at my phone and all of a sudden I hear boom. I looked up and there's a big cloud of dust and that blue car comes flying across the Mapco parking lot," said witness James Jackson.

Witnesses told WREG it appeared police were either trying to pull one of the vehicles over or the driver was trying to get away from police.

WREG asked police, spokesperson Louis Brownlee said, "We don't know for sure just yet."