THP: Driver in wrong-way crash that killed 3 kids had BAC more than twice the legal limit

THP: Driver in wrong-way crash that killed 3 kids had BAC more than twice the legal limit
Photo of Latricia Taylor, courtesy of Erica Lester. (Source: Erica Lester)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Toxicology results show a woman who died in a wrong-way crash last month on I-269 along with three young children had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A THP spokesperson tells WMC Action News 5 that Latricia Taylor’s blood alcohol content was .175.

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THP says Taylor was driving the wrong way on the interstate near Highway 57 in Fayette County when she crashed head-on into a semi. The crash killed Taylor, her 9-year-old son, a 7-eyar-old nephew and a 3-year-old niece.

According to the accident report, neither Taylor nor the children were wearing seat belts or child restraints.

At the start of the investigation, a THP spokesperson said troopers found evidence of alcohol possession at the scene.

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The truck driver was not injured. THP says he had a .0 BAC at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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