Collierville man convicted in elderly couple’s deaths

Parker Jackson

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A Collierville man was convicted on reckless vehicular homicide charges last week following a crash back in 2017.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office the accident happened on Oct. 4, 2017 at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Bray Station.

John and Gearldine Longworth were reportedly turning at the intersection when a GMC Sierra accelerated through the red light and hit their car.

Police said Parker Jackson, the driver of the second vehicle. was going 72 mph in a 40 mph zone when he hit the couple’s vehicle.

Jackson, 19, was convicted last week on two counts of reckless vehicular homicide. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in January.

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