Child killed after wreck shuts down portion of I-240 near I-55

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A boy was killed after a wreck on a major Memphis interstate Monday evening that shut down the roadway for hours.

The Memphis Police Department said westbound Interstate 240 near the Interstate 55 crossover was closed due to an accident. Two lanes of traffic were shut down indefinitely.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Smartway Camera System captured images of an accident.

Memphis police said a boy was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition following the crash, but he did not survive his injuries.

Another boy and an adult were also taken to the hospital but in non-critical condition.

WREG staff driving in the area said a tractor-trailer involved is a beer truck, and it looked it collided with an SUV.

Traffic heading west on to I-55 was diverted on to I-240, heading north into the city.

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