MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating after a woman was killed on a busy road in Memphis.
Sunday afternoon, a woman was hit and killed while crossing busy Shelby Drive. It happened shortly after 3 p.m.
Kerrien Price saw the accident shortly after impact. He said, at the time, it was hard to tell what happened.
“When I passed by there, I passed by there before an ambulance was there. She was laying on the ground. The side of her head was bleeding and she was unconscious. I didn’t know if she had got shot or if she had got hit,” Price said.
He says several people were trying to help the woman.
“I saw another white car that had a dent in the hood — it was about five or six people standing around here, they were on the phone like they were calling the ambulance so I guess it had just happened,” Price said.
Price says it appears she was not near a crosswalk. He says he drives down that road often and sees people crossing the busy roadway.
“Right by that Dixie Queen, and to be honest a lot of people do try to cross that street from Ross to Riverdale people try to jaywalk across the street. So, I am assuming that is what she did. it is a busy area,” Price said.
MPD said the woman died on the scene.
We reached out to Memphis Police, but they have not said if this was intentional or a hit-and-run or if anyone has been detained.
If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.