2 killed, 3 airlifted in multiple-vehicle crash on I-40

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two people died in a multiple-vehicle accident on I-40, according to Shelby County Sheriff spokesperson Earle Farrell.

The crash happened near mile marker 24 around 2:32 p.m.

Three people--two adults and a boy--were airlifted from the scene to the hospital.

A total of six vehicles were involved in the crash. A box truck and a car were completely burned and two other vehicles were totally destroyed.

Both east and westbound traffic is affected, and drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

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