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Six People Killed in Tennessee Highway Accident

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Six People Killed in Tennessee Highway Accident

Tennessee Highway Accident Claims Six Lives

MEMPHIS, TN – Tragedy struck on the highway of Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday evening, as a major motor vehicle accident resulted in the death of six people, including two children.

The wreck, which involved two vehicles, occurred at around 7:30 PM on State Highway 22 near the intersection with State Route 1. According to local law enforcement, a Ford Explorer traveling southbound suddenly veered into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a Ford F-150.

The impact resulted in both vehicles leaving the roadway, with the Explorer ending up in a ditch while the F-150 burst into flames. The local fire department arrived on the scene to put out the fire and assist in the emergency response.

Local and state officials respond
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives in this tragic incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families at this time,” said a spokesperson for the Tennessee State Police. The cause of the accident is still under active investigation, and officials urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Local law enforcement, medical emergency services, and state police responded to the scene, redirecting highway traffic while assisting in rescue efforts. All six victims were pronounced dead on the scene. Their identities have been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

In a statement provided by HERE News, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jay Johnson said, “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims involved in last night’s tragic accident. We want to assure them that every resource is being deployed to conduct a comprehensive investigation.”

Call for safer driving practices
The accident has reignited a call for safer driving practices on Tennessee’s highways. Local residents have taken to social media, expressing their shock over the accident and calling on fellow drivers to exercise caution while on the road.

During this difficult and unfortunate time, community leaders and local officials have echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the importance of responsible driving and asking all drivers to respect the rules of the road.

Last night’s accident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that come with highway collisions and the importance of traffic safety on our roads. As the community mourns the senseless loss of six lives, they are reminded that the responsibility of safety on the roads lies with each and every driver.

The Tennessee State Police is asking anyone who may have information or witnessed the incident to contact them immediately. The investigation into the incident continues, as does the community’s mourning for the lives lost.

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