MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have arrested a driver involved in a crash that killed a young girl yesterday.
Initial reports indicated the child that died was a young boy.
That information was incorrect.
The incident happened at I-240 and I-55 S.
Herandus Washington, 26, was traveling westbound on I-240 in a white 2016 International 440.
Washington made an improper lane change from the left to right lane, striking a 2006 Toyota 4Runner, according to an affidavit.
Washington’s vehicle pushed the 4Runner into a Nissan Maxima that had slowed to get onto the I-55 ramp.
The force and impact of the accident killed Collins Leach, 5, a rear passenger in the 4Runner, according to the affidavit.
Two other people in the 4Runner were injured and taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
The driver of the Nissan was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
Witnesses said they saw Washington driving in a reckless manner, according to the affidavit.
He was arrested and taken to 201 Poplar.
He has been charged with Reckless Driving, Improper Lane Changing and Vehicular Homicide.
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