One person dead after crash on Highway 72 near state line


SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — One person was killed in a wreck on Highway 72 near the Mississippi-Tennessee state line early Thursday morning.

The accident happened on Highway 72 near the Cayce Road exit and involved a vehicle and a tractor trailer.

One person was killed, authorities confirmed to WREG. Authorities later identified the victim as 27-year-old David Ramirez-Delgado of Byhalia, Mississippi.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Kayla Cooper knows Cayce Road well. She’s worked at the Exxon gas station at the Cayce Road and Highway 72 intersection for 15 years. 

“Right here, we have never seen accidents happen that bad. Ever,” she said.

Her friend Priya Patel, who works at the Subway inside the gas station, seeing the crash was a shock. She moved here from India three years ago. 

” I never saw an accident in my life in here. In India I used to see a lot,” Patel said.

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