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MEMPHIS, Tenn.  Alphonso Strickland had lots of customers at his Friday afternoon yard sale.

“Me and the other lady was negotiating on a chair, on the chair she wanted to buy,” said Strickland.

He said then a customer pulled off into traffic and he heard a boom.

Jerlene Kerney was behind the wheel of her Mercury when police say the woman leaving the yard sale cut her off.

She reportedly jerked the wheel in the other lane and hit a third car head on.

Kerney died almost instantly.

“It just happened, maybe god had another plan for her, I hope that’s what it is,” said Bertha Conley, Kerney's cousin.

The women were supposed to meet up for an early dinner but Conley got the call to come to the crash scene instead.

About fifty family members and friends showed up in disbelief.

Her loving husband wanted to tell us what she meant to him, but just couldn't.

Police and family members are concerned about the woman who left the yard sale and pulled into traffic.

She didn't stop.

It's unclear if she knew she caused the deadly crash or not.

Police are working with Mr. Strickland to see if he can help come up with a sketch of the woman, and are asking anyone who knows anything about who she may be to contact MPD.

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