Arrest made in deadly crash that killed 2 TDOT contract workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An arrest was made in the deadly crash that killed 2 TDOT contract workers.

The crash happened in November 2019 on I-40.

FOX13 previously reported that Mervin Crigler was driving west on I-40 in lane 2 when he entered a construction zone.

He struck the back of a stationary equipment truck in the work zone, sending it off the road and down the embankment.

The tractor-trailer continued forward and hit the back of a State Trooper’s car which caused him to hit a pedestrian and another truck before hitting the guardrail and going down the embankment.

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22-year-old Jared Helton and 30-year-old Justin Stafford were killed in the crash.

State Trooper Lejulian Roy was also injured in the crash.

Friday, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Crigler in St. Louis.

According to the U.S Marshals, investigators with the Memphis office tracked him to St. Louis.

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Deputy Marshals in St. Louis arrested Crigler without incident.

“We are pleased that Marvin Crigler will be brought back to Shelby County to face charges for the TDOT contractors who were tragically killed and the injury of the Trooper. I especially want to thank the Deputy Marshals in St. Louis for this capture. The Marshals Service is committed to bringing fugitives to justice no matter where they run,” said Marshal Miller.

Crigler was charged with Vehicular Homicide, DWI, Vehicular Assault and Aggravated Assault.