As traffic fatalities rise in Memphis, police enforce crackdown

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 19, 2022 10:23 AM CT | Published: February 18, 2022 7:39 PM CT
<strong>Sumi Montgomery, whose father, Rev. Steve Montgomery, was killed by a motorist as he rode his bicycle in 2020, speaks during a press conference to discuss the increase in fatal crashes in Memphis.&nbsp;&ldquo;These kinds of accidents don&rsquo;t have to happen,&rdquo; Montgomery said. &ldquo;My father&rsquo;s death could&rsquo;ve been avoided.&rdquo;</strong> (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Sumi Montgomery, whose father, Rev. Steve Montgomery, was killed by a motorist as he rode his bicycle in 2020, speaks during a press conference to discuss the increase in fatal crashes in Memphis. “These kinds of accidents don’t have to happen,” Montgomery said. “My father’s death could’ve been avoided.” (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

“We see a lot of bad things happening on the roadways nowadays from excessive speeding to people texting and driving or either distracted on their phones.”

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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