2 people died in crash involving Bartlett police officer

Published: Oct. 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2014 at 2:14 PM CDT
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There is no update on the condition of the victims. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
There is no update on the condition of the victims. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

Two people are dead and one person is injured after a Bartlett police officer slammed his patrol car into another car Sunday afternoon.

It took more than four hours to clean up and re-open the intersection.

Cindy Davis was driving on Stage Road Sunday afternoon when she saw a police officer behind her.

"I know the policeman was really going fast," said Davis. "Blue lights were on in the beginning, I moved over to the right. He almost swerved over to the right too, so he almost hit me."

She says once the officer passed her, he shut off his lights and went through the intersection.

"As he went flying by me I thought, why did he turn his lights off? Is he really going to go through that intersection at that speed," added Davis. "He did and about that time, there was a crash. And then I saw the body coming across the street in a green shirt."

Bartlett police say around 3:40 p.m., an officer was driving east on Stage Road when his cruiser collided with a gray car turning south onto Bartlett Boulevard.

Two people were inside the gray car at the time of the crash. The driver was identified as 63-year-old Danny Floyd, the woman who was the passenger of the car has not been identified. They both died from their injuries.

The Bartlett officer was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Davis says she'll never forget what she witnessed Sunday afternoon.

"I just feel so terrible for that family," Davis said.

Bartlett PD continues to investigate. They have not said whether the officer was responding to a call, or whether the officer had lights and sirens on.

WMC Action News 5 crews noticed two cameras pointed at the intersection. Those may tell more of the story.

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