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Two killed in crash, including a Memphis police officer

Two are dead, including a Memphis police officer, after an early morning crash on Shelby Drive.

The Memphis Police Department said the MPD officer who was involved died at Regional One. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday at East Shelby Drive and Pleasant Hill. MPD said the officer was driving eastbound on East Shelby Dr. when another vehicle traveling northbound on Pleasant Hill hit the officer’s squad car.

Due to this being a deadly crash involving an on-duty officer, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.

The Memphis Police Association identified the officer killed as Officer Corille Jones.

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