2 children dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving crash on I-40

2 children dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving crash on I-40
The children did not survive their injuries. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Two children are dead and five other individuals are injured after a crash on I-40 near Warford Street on Thursday night.

Memphis Police Department originally reported that officers arrived on the scene of a single vehicle crash around 7:30 p.m where two adults were injured and two children were in critically injured.

Police say the driver was traveling westbound on I-40 when the vehicle overturned.

Friday morning, MPD tweeted info stating a total of seven people were affected in the crash. Among those seven, a 3-year-old and 4-year-old girl were taken to the hospital where they later died.

MPD says their investigation revealed the driver was traveling westbound and had a tire blowout.

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