MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two people are dead after a crash involving four vehicles happened at the corner of Winchester Road and Airways Boulevard just before 9 a.m. on Friday morning.
In addition to the two people who died in the accident, six others were treated at the scene, and a Memphis Fire Department employee was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
Investigators said speed was a factor in the crash. Police said the driver sped south down Airways Boulevard and crashed near the Winchester intersection.
"I seen a lot of debris going in the air then I see them two go head on," witness Larry Jackson said.
The person who was speeding, along with the driver of a Cook's Pest Control truck, died. The man behind the wheel of the mangled Memphis Fire Department vehicle was injured and rushed to the hospital. He is expected to be OK.
First responders checked on six other people involved in the crash, but they were not injured.
It was initially reported that seven vehicles were involved in the wreck, but MPD dropped that number to four.
The crash forced investigators to tape off several blocks of the busy intersection for hours and divert traffic as they investigated the wreck.
"I knew someone was dead. I knew that. It's sad, but I knew it," witness Shaune Burks said.