MPD: Arrest made after 5-year-old killed during crash on I-240

Herandus Washington, 26
Herandus Washington, 26(Source: SCSO)
Updated: Jun. 23, 2020 at 8:18 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An arrest has been made after a 5-year-old girl was killed during an accident on I-240.

Police were called to an accident at I-240 and I-55 south Monday evening.

Related: Child dies after multi-car crash on I-240 in Shelby County, traffic heavily impacted

Officers said defendant Herandus Washington, 26, was driving westbound on I-240 in a white 2016 Intercontinental 440. MPD said Washington made an improper lane change and struck a 2006 Toyota 4runner.

Police said Washington then pushed the Toyota into the rear of a black 2011 Nissan Maxima.

The force of the impact fatally injured a 5-year-old girl that was in the rear passenger seat of the Toyota.

An affidavit reveals the 38-year-old driver and another 4-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment. Another person was also taken to the hospital. All three victims were transported in non-critical condition.

Witnesses on the scene told police Washington was driving in a reckless manner, without regarding the safety of others and repeatedly crossed lanes.

Washington has been charged with reckless driving, vehicular homicide, and improper lane change.

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