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Woman killed in hit-and-run at Lamar and American Way

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A deadly accident in a heavily traveled area near the airport took the life of a pedestrian late Wednesday night.

Police responded to a crash on Lamar and American Way around 11:30. A body was laying in the street right in front of the scene.

The exit to the Loves’ Travel Stop and Truck Wash was blocked and dozens of truckers had to wait as officers investigated.

Police identified the victim as Marsha Deberry. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to preliminary information, Deberry was in the turn lane on Lamar when she was struck by a red tractor-trailer pulling a flatbed loaded with a shipping container.

That driver has not been located, and police are investigating.

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