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Two Crashes Occur at Same Location on Tennessee Interstate; One Person Dies

February 18, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY, TN. – An online news story from reports that two crashed occurred at nearly the same time and at the same location on a Tennessee interstate. The second crash occurred when an ambulance crashed into two law enforcement vehicles that were on the scene of the first crash. One person involved suffered a heart attack and died.*  

The accidents happened on the morning of February 13, but it is not clear exactly what time that morning. A semi-truck traveling on Interstate 40 West in Shelby County, Tennessee, somehow rear-ended another semi-truck near mile marker 22. The first semi-truck then traveled into the median of the interstate.

The driver of the first semi, Mr. Barksdale, became unconscious during the wreck and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current medical condition is not known. 

The driver of the second semi, Mr. Guerrero, was reportedly not injured in the crash, but a passenger in his truck suffered a heart attack after the collision. The passenger, Mr. Mendez-Gonzalez, died from his heart attack.

Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of this accident. While the two agencies were still at the scene, an ambulance drove into the accident site and crashed into a highway patrol vehicle and a sheriff’s vehicle. It is not clear if the ambulance was responding to this accident or was traveling elsewhere.

No one was inside the two law enforcement vehicles at the time, and no officers were injured. The driver of the ambulance, Mr. Christianson, and a passenger in the ambulance, Mr. Conrey, both sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  

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