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4th of July crashes, one deadly, another involves children

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Memphis Police say a female driver ran off Berryhill Road near Wilderwood. Memphis Police say a female driver ran off Berryhill Road near Wilderwood.
A separate multi-car crash later tied up traffic along eastbound I-40 near Sycamore View. A separate multi-car crash later tied up traffic along eastbound I-40 near Sycamore View.
A third serious crash was on I-55 northbound near the DeSoto and Tate County line in Mississippi. A third serious crash was on I-55 northbound near the DeSoto and Tate County line in Mississippi.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Police worked several Independence Day crashes across the Mid-South. One of them was deadly, another involved several children.

There are dangers on the roads every day, but police always warn of increased dangers on the holidays.

There was one crash after another on Thursday.  The first crash Action News 5 covered this July 4th happened in Cordova.

Memphis Police say a female driver ran off Berryhill Road near Wilderwood.

The black Mustang she was driving was smashed almost beyond recognition after neighbors say they heard a loud boom.

Neighbor, Kelly Wilson said, "She may have been distracted, may have swerved to try and keep from hitting something, and just lost control."

A separate multi-car crash later tied up traffic along eastbound I-40 near Sycamore View.  It could be seen from TDOT cameras and much closer from the shoulder of the interstate. At one point, at least three ambulances were on this scene.

Meanwhile, there were reports of a third serious crash on I-55 northbound near the DeSoto and Tate County line in Mississippi.

Officials say at least one juvenile victim from this crash was air-lifted to LeBonheur Children's Hospital. There were four other minors in the car involved in the I-55 crash and all were injured.

Police have yet to identify the driver killed in Cordova.

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