MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A community is demanding action after a video went viral showing a rollover crash that threw two people out of a car in North Memphis.
Surveillance footage obtained by WREG, shows a car flipping multiple times, causing the driver and passenger to go airborne. Because it is so graphic we are not showing it in its entirety.
One of the people landed on the roof of Smith Pool and a second person crashed through the window of the business.
“As a police officer, I have never seen anything that bad. I’ve seen people killed, I seen people blowed up, I’ve seen people shot, but I have never seen that,” witness David Caughron said.
According to the crash report, the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling southbound on Jackson Avenue. Police say the vehicle hit a curb then a traffic sign and rolled through a parking lot several times before it hit a building and another vehicle.
The 19-year-old driver along with the passenger ejected from the car was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but the passenger later died.