Two people killed in crash involving Bartlett Police officer
BARTLETT, Tenn. — A second person has died in a crash involving a Bartlett officer.
The crash happened on Sunday afternoon at the corner of Stage Road and Bartlett Blvd.
The shattered glass and twisted metal found on the scene tell a story police are still investigating.
“It’s crazy. It’s something you don’t want to see,” Lauren Gebhardt said.
“It’s so sad. You’ve got to think about the family and the everybody involved,” Gebhardt said.
The police cruiser ended up over the curb and into a bush.
The front of the officer’s vehicle was torn to pieces.
“There were two cars, two ambulances, police cars everywhere,” Gebhardt described what she saw on the scene.
The officer was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries.
“That police were in pursuit and he ran the light,” Gebhardt explained.
Witnesses told WREG the officer was speeding without their lights and sirens active.
Police have not confirmed the account people on the scene gave WREG.
After several phone calls, Bartlett Police have not said much about what actually took place during the incident or what they have found so far.
“It is scary cause you know a lot of people in the community and you know people are really close around here,” Gebhardt said.