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Warrant issued for man after crash that killed 3, including 5-month-old

The crash happened late Friday night at the intersection of Overton Crossing Street and Delano Avenue.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A warrant has been issued for Erik White in a crash Friday night that killed three people, including a 5-month-old.

White was originally released on his own recognizance after being charged with driving on a suspended license and financial responsibility.

Tuesday, we learned an arrest warrant was issued for 22-year-old White for the additional charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving, aggravated assault, and failure to exercise due care.

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Erik White, 22

According to the Memphis Police Department, the two-car crash happened at 11:20 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Delano Avenue and Overton Crossing Street. 

According to a police affidavit, a Nissan Altima was heading westbound on Delano Avenue when it hit the passenger side of a Hyundai Accent.

Two adults - the children's parents - died at the scene, and two children, a 5-month-old and 1-year-old, were taken to LeBonheur in critical condition. The 5-month old died from their injuries. 

As of Monday evening, police said the 1-year-old was still in critical condition at LeBonheur.

The affidavit said police arrested White on the early charges because White had his license suspended for not appearing for a trial in 2018. Investigators said at the time of the crash, his car was shown to not have any insurance.

Again, the additional charges were added Tuesday and an arrest warrant issued.