Traffic Alert: Northbound I-55 closed in South Memphis after deadly early morning crash

Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 8:02 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The northbound lanes of I-55 at 3rd Street in South Memphis closed early Monday morning after a multi-vehicle crash.

According to TDOT, it happened around 4:04 a.m. Monday.

Police say a Honda Odyssey got on the interstate at Mallory going the wrong direction and a semi hit the car.

The car’s driver died at the scene.

Hours later, crews are still working to clear all the wreckage.

Drivers should detour at Dr. MLK Jr. Expressway.

For those already on the interstate, police are allowing vehicles to exit at Third Street, but prepare for major delays.

I-55 traffic backed up in South Memphis
I-55 traffic backed up in South Memphis(TDOT)

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