MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is dead, and three people are seriously injured following a crash in Whitehaven Tuesday afternoon.
Memphis Police say officers responded to the two-vehicle accident at the intersection of East Shelby Drive and Millbranch Road at 3:13 p.m.
Horrifying images show two mangled vehicles at the intersection.
Two children and an adult were transported to local hospitals in critical condition. A woman was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The scene has Tamie Smith-Sneed emotional. She said her son’s family was in the crushed small gray Hyundai Kona. She told WREG her son’s fiancé, who was in her late 20s, died from the impact.
Their family gathered at the scene and waited for news about the condition of her son and her 1-year-old and 3-year-old grandchildren.
“I don’t know anything. I just can’t say anything right now,” Smith-Sneed said.
Memphis Police said the Black Chevy Camaro was heading westbound as the gray SUV attempted to turn when the two cars collided, smashing into a pole.
Officers said the driver of the Camaro stayed on the scene. We were rolling as detectives put the alleged driver in the back of a cruiser.
“This also underscores the importance of being alert as you drive and slowing down as you approach the intersection, still take the time to look, make sure somebody else is not coming,” said Sgt. Louis Brownlee.
Police have not released the identity of the young mother killed in the crash and have not said if any charges will be filed.