State crash report offers insight into death of firefighter - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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State crash report offers insight into death of firefighter

A state crash report offers new information about an interstate car crash that killed one Memphis firefighter and injured a second one on November 18th on I-240.

Janeal Williams was killed in the accident and Eddie Rone was badly hurt. There are still no definite answers to exactly what caused the wreck.

However, the back page of the accident report offers a clearer picture of what happened. Both Williams and Rone had parked their motorcycles on the shoulder of I-240 when a Ford Mustang veered out of the right lane of traffic and hit both motorcycles. It threw Rone into the ditch, but pushed Williams all the way down the shoulder of the road and into a construction zone sign. He was then tossed into the right lane of traffic where he died.

Authorities took blood from the driver of the Mustang to test for both alcohol and drugs. Those toxicology reports are not due back until the beginning of next year. Those results could determine whether police file charges.

According to the accident report, the driver of the mustang "had been drinking." Officers also note they "observed" the presence of "alcohol and drugs."

Police have not filed any charges.


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