An individual lost his life while another is fighting to survive after sustaining critical injuries when the car they were riding along Raleigh Lagrange Road and Chiswood Street in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday, April 16 went over the curb, struck a utility pole, and was cut in half.
25-year-old Quinton Jones was found dead at the scene of the accident, police said. Both he and his companion were thrown out of the vehicle and onto the road when their vehicle crashed.
The other victim, identified only as a 23-year-old man, was taken to the Regional Medical Center for the treatment of his grave wounds.
Police investigators have yet to determine who was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident and, therefore, have yet to place any charges. They are still collecting evidence to find out what caused the accident in the first place.
A man was killed in Memphis on Sunday after his motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver. The victim was 21-year-old father Christopher Kinsey III who was riding his motorcycle along Lamar Avenue when a drunk driver struck him. The drunk driver was identified as 38-year-old Onesimo Gardea who is being charged with a number of crimes including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, no license, no registration, no insurance, reckless driving and leaving the scene of the accident. When police eventually caught up with Gardea, they said his speech was slurred and smelled of alcohol.
The thoughts and prayers of our legal team are with the friends and family of Christopher Kinsey III. Unfortunately, tragic accidents such as these happen far too often. At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, we believe no individual should have to suffer the consequences of another negligent person’s actions. We would like to remind all drivers to be responsible at the wheel and to never drive while intoxicated.
Police authorities arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Williamson, who had been the driver of the vehicle that veered off the road, crashing into a utility pole. This occurred as the vehicle traveled along Chelsea Avenue at Oakwood Street in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, March 26 at around 6:30 p.m., resulting in the death of his passenger, 42-year-old Shannon Vaughn.
According to preliminary investigations, Williamson lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into a Memphis Light, Gas and Water utility pole. Williamson was later found to have been under the influence at the time of the crash.
Both Williamson and Vaughn were rushed to a nearby hospital after the accident. Vaughn passed away in the hospital due to mortal injuries; Williamson, on the other hand, sustained critical wounds. Another individual, also a passenger in Williamson’s vehicle, incurred critical injuries and was taken to Regional One Health.
Williamson was charged with multiple offenses including DUI, reckless vehicular homicide, and violation of financial responsibility.