Deadly wreck in Memphis kills two

Deadly wreck in Memphis kills two
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police are investigating a deadly crash involving an illegally high rate of speed.

New Allen Road was shut down for hours after a two-car crash ended with two people dead.
The vehicle driving at a high speed of at least 100 miles per hour hit another car.

"The preliminaries of what happened, we're kind of unsure on, but we do know two people perished in the accident," said family member Cory Knight.

Knight is a distant family member of two other people who survived the crash.

"I just wanted to come in support of the family," said Knight.
Pastor Fred Bailey of Jonesgrove Baptist Church immediately rushed to the scene when the news surfaced.

"I got a call that there had been an accident and I came on down to give as much support as I could," said Bailey.

Memphis Police said the accident happened around 5 p.m. on New Allen and Hawkins Mill.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers found  one of the vehicles ran off the roadway.

Two people were sent by ambulance to The MED, both in non-critical condition.

"We'll be getting with the immediate family," said Bailey.

And police said the two other people who died were pronounced dead right on the scene.

"Right now our hearts are going out to the families about the tragic accident that just happened," said Knight.
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