• Truck driver involved in fatal I-40 crash identified, THP says

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The name of the driver involved in Wednesday's fatal I-40 crash has been released. 

    Mervin Crigler, 61, was driving the tractor-trailer, according to THP

    We have also learned that the State Trooper injured in the crash was 34-year-old Lejulian Roy. 

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    According to the preliminary crash description, 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 State Trooper, Lejulian Roy's, vehicle, causing him to strike pedestrian Justin Stafford and another truck at the scene, before hitting the guardrail and going down the embankment. 

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    The tractor-trailer continued moving forward after striking the other truck at the scene, exited the roadway, struck the pedestrian Jared Helton on the shoulder of the roadway, continued down the embankment and finally stopped. 

    Criminal charges have not been filed because this crash is still under investigation. 

    Drug and alcohol tests have been requested.

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