Three dead after police chase ends with car accident near Dyersburg


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men and a teen are dead while a fourth person is critically hurt after a police chase ended with a serious car accident on Sunday morning.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, it happened on Highway 51 South and Dillon Drive near the Dyersburg Airport just after 1 a.m.

THP says the Dyersburg Police Department was chasing a 2008 Infiniti G35 driven by 19-year-old Jeremy Grant.

According to investigators, the car left the road and hit a concrete culvert before flipping over.

Grant was rushed to the Regional Medical Center and his condition has unknown at this time.

THP says 16-year-old Tyronzen Smith, Tre’veon Davis, 22, and Tyrone Smith, 21, were in the car with Grant and were killed.

In THP’s report, it says the people in the car were not wearing seatbelts and they are all from Covington, Tennessee which is in Tipton County.

It is not clear why police were chasing the car. THP says the situation is still under investigation.

WREG’s Stacy Jacobson confirmed T.J. Smith, Tre’veon Davis and Jeremy Grant had all graduated from Covington High School. Tyronzen Smith would have been a senior at the school next year.

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