A Memphis Police officer and another driver have both died after an early Thursday crash in Southeast Memphis, police say.
Memphis Police Association has identified the officer as 32-year-old Corille “CJ” Jones, WREG reports.
Three vehicles, one of which was parked at a gas station, were involved in the accident that happened around 3 a.m. One of the vehicles was driven by Jones, who was on duty at the time responding to a call.
Police say Jones was traveling east responding to a call when another vehicle traveling north struck the officer's vehicle in an intersection. The collision was so violent that it tore the engine out of one of the vehicles.
Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.