Tennessee Highway Patrol investigate deadly car show crash

Russell Ingle/Associated Press
Russell Ingle/Associated Press

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the tragic accident in Selmer, Tennessee Saturday night that resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries during a parade at the Cars for Kids charity event.

At the request of the Selmer Police Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol deployed investigators from the Critical Incident Response Team to conduct a thorough and complete reconstruction of the crash.

Investigators with the THP Criminal Investigation Division and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are assisting crash scene investigators.

The crash occurred at approximately 6:30pm Saturday when one of the modified race cars veered into a crowd of spectators.

The driver of the National Hot Rod Association approved race car is identified as Troy Warren Critchley of Wylie, Texas.

Critchley suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported by car to Hardeman County General Hospital.

At least six spectators have died from injuries suffered in the mishap.

Injured spectators were transported to five area hospitals in Tennessee-McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Jackson General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee Magnolia Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi and Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Cars for Kids is a charitable organization that raises money for charities that benefit disabled children.  One of the annual fundraising events is a parade in Selmer, Tennessee.

Investigators have released the names of those killed in Saturday's accident: Raven Griswell, Nicole Griswell, Sean Michael Driskill, Brook L. Pope, Scarlett Replogle, Kimberly A. Barfield all of Tennessee.

If anyone has information about victims who have not been contacted by the THP, they are urged to call the Jackson District at 1-731-421-5035 or 1-800-736-3993

If anyone has video or photographs, please contact the THP in Jackson, TN at 1-800-736-3993 ext 1.

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