Memorial Held for Car Crash Victims Killed Last Year

Memorial Held for Car Crash Victims Killed Last Year

A year after a deadly crash, family and friends remember a Mid-South mom and daughter.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A year after a deadly crash, family and friends remember a Mid-South mom and daughter.

"Slow down Police Officers that's all we asking. Slow down coming to this intersection because like I say it's hard. I mean it's hard for us each and every day. One year later and were still learning to cope and how to get through the day without them," said Shaquitta Epps.

A year ago, Delois Epps and 14-year-old Mackala Epps were killed in a car crash at an intersection in South Memphis.

Investigators say Alex Beard, then an officer with Memphis police, was driving more than 90 miles per hour in his cruiser, racing to help a fellow officer. They say he did not have his lights or a siren on when he crashed into the family's car.

Michael Ross was in that crash that killed his wife and daughter. He is demanding justice.

"I want to keep it in the public eye to let them know they didn't run over a dog or a cat. They killed some people. They killed some people, they killed my family and I'm going to fight till the end to make sure I get justice. I'm going to fight till the end. I hope the court system give me justice," said Ross.

Sunday, family and friends gathered for a memorial service. The event included a pastor, musical selection and a balloon release. However, nothing could soothe the pain of their loved ones gone too soon.

"I'm hoping and praying that we soon get some closure in this thing because they dragging it out to long. It's been a year. It's been a year and they still haven't decided whether they wanna be tried by a jury or take a plea bargain," said Ross

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