MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three people are dead and three others are in critical condition after a crash in Northeast Memphis Saturday night, according to the Memphis Police Department.
Memphis Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at Summer Avenue and Sycamore View Road at 11:30 p.m.
Two males and one female were pronounced deceased on the scene and three males were transported to Regional One in critical condition, police say.
“Summer Avenue is a really wild street for accidents and we saw that last night,” said Samuel Hogan, a witness of the crash.
Samuel Hogan says he was in the car with his fiancé when they came across the crash.
“I woke up and realized there was a car on fire and I saw cops just kind of standing there. So, I told her to stop and let me out,” said Hogan. “I ran over to the car to see closer and I saw the windshield was busted out already. It looked like people had been thrown from the vehicle and there were still two gentlemen inside while it was on fire.”
Hogan says that he reached into the car to unbuckle the men, attempting to save them from the blaze.
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He says that he and other bystanders were able to get both men out of the burning vehicle, but sadly it was already too late for one of the passengers.
Police have not revealed what led to the crash but people who live and work in the area say speeding is a big problem.
“Be vigilant. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your right lane and right of way and everything. You can do everything right and still get hit and hurt out here,” said Thomas Jordan.
This is an ongoing investigation.