3 arrested after crashing stolen car on I-240, police say

Multiple people injured in car crash on I-240
Multiple people injured in car crash on I-240(action news 5)
Published: Jan. 6, 2023 at 6:21 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A crash on I-240 near Perkins Road caused four people to be taken to the hospital.

Around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, officers say they saw five people coming out the back of a tractor-trailer parked at the Family Dollar on South Mendenhall Road.

According to the Memphis Police Department, the five people then drove off in a white Volkswagen Golf and a black SUV.

Police attempted a traffic stop on the Volkswagen on Perkins, but the driver refused to stop. MPD says they were disengaging; the car ran a red-light at Perkins and I-240 and hit another car.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Officers also determined that the Volkswagen was stolen and the property in the car was stolen from the trailers.

MPD said three suspects, ages 19, 24, and 27, were taken into custody and were treated for non-critical injuries.

Charges for the suspects are pending.

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