1 person killed, 2 others injured in head-on Memphis crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person is dead and two others injured after a head-on collision off Chelsea Avenue this morning.

Police told FOX13 the man who died during the crash was a taxi driver.

The road was closed for several hours but it is now open.

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Police told FOX13 the taxi driver had a pregnant woman inside his car. She was taken to the hospital.

The second driver was also taken to the hospital.

According to officers, the white car veered into the ongoing lane of traffic and hit the blue car.

That taxi driver died at the scene.

Joshua White said he did not see the wreck, but said lots of drivers speed down the street.

"Cars be racing, this is Chelsea, they be racing up and down the street though," White said.

Police said the man and woman were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

They are now expected to be okay.

The road was blocked off for several hours.

White said this is a reminder to stay alert on the road.

"You have to watch your surroundings, be skeptical about what's going on, there are a lot of things going on," White said.

The crash is still under investigation.

Police have not released the name of the victim.