Off-Duty cop shears car in half after hitting speeds of 114 m.p.h., killing two passengers, police say

Source: MEGA: Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Jun. 30 2021, Published 9:17 a.m. ET

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A Tennessee cop has been charged with vehicular homicide after he killed two people after reaching speeds of 114 m.p.h. before crashing his car, the Memphis Police Department said.

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On June 25, Travis Parham, 19, and 42-year-old Wallace Morris were in a Pontiac Bonneville pulling out of a driveway in Cordova when off-duty Memphis Police Department officer Antonio Marshall, 27, hit them in his Dodge Charger.

According to authorities, Marshall rammed into the car at 99 m.p.h. but was driving 15 m.p.h. faster seconds before, WREG reported.

The impact — in a zone where the maximum speed is 45 m.p.h. — sheared Parham and Morris’ car in half and ejected the pair, according to the station.

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Marshall’s Charger, which was not a police-issued vehicle, reportedly dragged the front half of the victims’ Bonneville over 200 yards.

Marshall, who was taken to an area hospital in non-critical condition, was allegedly engaged in “aggressive driving/road rage” and “racing” when the crash occurred, a Memphis Police Department crash report states.

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Lonell Broadnax lost two cousins in the deadly accident.

“What if it was one of your family members? What if it was your daughter? Your son? Your cousin? Your brother that someone just mowed down? Mowed down recklessly,” Broadnax told the station.

“I’ve seen some of the images. My brother sent them to me,” he said. “To see them laying across the street. It’s something no one should have to see.”


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