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Woman charged in hit & run that killed a 5-year-old in south Memphis

Ebony Taylor faces charges in the crash that killed 5-year-old Tra'siah Wright.
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Ebony Taylor

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — UPDATED: A woman has been arrested and charged in a deadly hit and run crash Thursday night in south Memphis that killed a 5-year-old.

According to the police affidavit, Tra'siah Wright was hit shortly before 7:00 p.m. at South Parkway East and Preston Street by a driver in what was later determined to be a blue Hyundai Sonata. Wright was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and died there. 

Police said the driver of the Sonata did not stop, and took off down South Parkway East. 

According to the affidavit, 23-year-old Ebony Taylor was developed as a suspect and positively identified in a line-up.

Taylor is now charged with an accident involving death or personal injury, driving while license suspended, and financial responsibility. 

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