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Former Shelby County Medical Examiner killed in crash on Sam Cooper Blvd.

We have learned the woman killed in the crash along Sam Cooper Boulevard Friday morning was former Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Chancellor.
Credit: Tennessee Department of Transportation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 9/11/2021 - We have learned the woman killed in a three-car crash along Sam Cooper Boulevard Friday morning was former Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Chancellor.

Memphis Police released the name of the driver killed Saturday. 

We are working to gather more information.

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9/10/2021 - Memphis Police said one person was killed and a second injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning along Sam Cooper Blvd.

It happened just before 10:30 a.m. along westbound Sam Cooper near N. Mendenhall. Police originally said one person was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

Friday afternoon, police said one driver - a woman - died from her injuries at Regional One. They said a second driver was listed as non-critical.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

Traffic was backed up along westbound Sam Cooper and the Perkins Exit was closed for about an hour. Traffic is once again moving in the area.