Girl and father killed, three other children injured in North Memphis crash

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One child was killed and three others children injured when a car flipped over a fence and down an embankment in North Memphis on Friday.

Witnesses say they used a forklift to get the victims out of the car.

Memphis Police responded to the crash in the 1400 block of Watkins around 12:30.

Four children in the car — a 7-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy, a 2-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl — were were taken to Le Bonheur. Three of them were listed in critical condition.

But the 7-year-old girl did not survive her injuries, police said.

A 36-year-old man who was driving the car was also taken to Regional One in critical condition. He later died from his injuries. He has since been identified as Danmien Bishop.

A witness says the driver was speeding down Watkins and lost control when he swerved around another car.

At that point, he crossed into oncoming traffic, went through that fence, hit a tree and flipped, finally coming to rest near an industrial shop.

The witness says he and others helped pull the man and children out of the car, at one point using a forklift from that nearby shop to keep the car from crushing at least two of the children.

That witness called the driver irresponsible and claims no one was wearing seatbelts.

Police say no charges have been filed, and they are still investigating.


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