Child survives crash that kills mom, driver

CORINTH – An 11-year-old child was recovering Thursday after surviving a one-vehicle accident that killed her mother and the driver of the car.
Darnesha Hill, 11, of 3200 Proper St., was reported in fair condition at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.
Killed in Wednesday’s accident were Barbara Hill, 29, and Lorenzo Jefferson, 28, both of Corinth. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, said Deputy Chief Scotty Harville of the Corinth Police Department.
He said police received a call about 5 a.m. reporting the accident at the intersection of Linden Street and Wenasoga Road.
The car apparently was headed east on Linden Street, left the roadway after crossing the railroad tracks and struck a utility pole.
“ACE Power had to come and remove live wires before firefighters could use the Jaws of Life to get them out of the car,” Harville said.
The accident remains under investigation, but it appears speed was a factor, he said.


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