Two killed in crash, including a Memphis police officer

Two killed in crash, including a Memphis police officer

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Two are dead in Tennessee, 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.

In a post for a fundraiser for the officer’s family, the Memphis Police Association Charitable Foundation said, “On January 20, 2022, Officer Corille Jones of the Memphis Police Department was killed as the result of a traffic crash that occurred while on duty. Ofc. Jones was 32 years old and leaves behind two daughters. He proudly served the citizens of Memphis for 1 year and 11 months.”

The identity of the other driver has not yet been released.

MPD Chief CJ Davis spoke Thursday morning after the crash, saying: “A Memphis Police Department officer and a citizen collided in this intersection, and at this particular time we have Tennessee Highway Patrol out here that is taking control of this investigation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the citizen that lost their (life) and also to our officers. This is just a reminder of the risks our officers take every day as they do their work, and we sincerely hope in the days to come that we can find peace and comfort for the family of both the officer’s family and also the citizen’s family. So we don’t have very much more, at this particular time but we will be providing updates as the days go on.”

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