• Couple killed in horrific North Memphis car crash

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    Two people were killed in a horrific crash in North Memphis. 

    Related: Photos from the scene

    The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Jackson and Belvedere. When emergency crews arrived on the scene, they found a heap of twisted metal. 

    "Heard a loud screeching noise and what sounded like a car accident so I came and looked out the window and saw the car engulfed in flames," Crispin Brooks, who lives in the area, told FOX13.


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    The car slammed into a utility pole.

    Car parts were strewn all over the street. The car burst into flames and eventually came to a stop on the lawn of a church.

    Police identified the victims as Jamelda Short, 27, and Jarquis Burks, 24.

    Family members were too grief stricken to talk on camera, but they described Short and Burks as a couple couple who were very much in love.

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