Man arrested in crash that killed young girl at I-240 and I-55 South, police say

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.

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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.