2 crashes tie up interstate traffic, one involving police cars - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2 crashes tie up interstate traffic, one involving Memphis police cars

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(WMC-TV) – Interstate 240 East near Millbranch Road was the scene of two separate crashes that sent one woman to the hospital and a drunken driving suspect to jail.

The drunken driving suspect is in custody after smashing into two Memphis police patrol cars. Authorities say the police officers are expected to be okay.

Action News 5 was on the scene of a second crash that happened in the same area.

Police say a white car ran into the back of a tractor trailer. The driver's condition has been upgraded from critical.

The two crashes had eastbound traffic on I-240 backed up for several hours, but traffic is moving smoothly again.

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