Woman killed in crash at I-55, Shelby Drive

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis driver was killed after a crash overnight on Interstate 55.

Authorities identified the driver as LaKrystal Christian, 31.

According to police, Christian appears to have been speeding when she merged onto I-55 at Shelby Drive, lost control and struck an 18-wheeler around 12:35 a.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash shut down all lanes of traffic heading southbound for some time.

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