One person has died and at least four others have been injured in two separate traffic accidents in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.
First responders raced to the scene of two separate accidents Wednesday afternoon, one involving a pedestrian and two vehicles at Kirby and East Raines and the other involving an adult and child at James at Old Allen Road.
The first accident at Kirby and East Raines involved a car and an SUV at 3:20 p.m. Upon arrival, Memphis police crews saw that the SUV was overturned. A teenager, around the age of 19, was pronounced dead. Two other victims were transported to The MED, one in critical and another in non-critical condition.
The car was mangled and was barely recognizable from the impact, its roof peeled back from the rescue efforts.
"Wherever his family is, I don't know, but I just feel for them right now this time," said Delores Willingham, witness. "How awful it is to see this accident how this car just torn apart like this."
Witnesses said first responders pulled one of the victims in the crash from the mangled car.
"They were able to get one of the guys out of the car," said Rosalind Palmoore. "He was moving so you know it seemed that everything was okay. But you could tell that the guy that didn't make it, you knew off the top that he didn't make it."
An adult and a child may have been struck by a car in downtown at around 4 p.m. The second accident took place outside the Star Academy Charter School. The two victims were not seriously inured, the school's principal said.
Both traffic accidents remain under investigation.