December 26, 2011
A Memphis family is coping with loss after a car accident on Christmas Eve took four family members’ lives. According to The Commercial Appeal, the driver who caused the crash has been arrested and charged in connection to his part in the deaths and the wreck.
Deputies with the Shelby county sheriff’s department say that the accident happened at 6:30 in the evening on Raleigh-Millington Road as the four women returned from visiting a ill relative in the hospital. The women were stopped at a light when their 2002 Chevy Impala was rear-ended by a Chevy Silverado pickup. The collision caused the Impala to go out into the intersection, where it was T-boned by a Ford F-150 pickup.
The four women were trapped inside the vehicle, and were pronounced dead at the scene. The two individuals who were in the Ford pickup were severely injured and were taken to Regional Medical Center at Memphis, where one of them is listed in stable condition.
Deputies determined the 38-year-old driver of the Silverado was intoxicated at the time of the crash and was charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, reckless driving, speeding, and two counts of felony reckless endangerment.
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