‘They stole her whole future’: The cost of Shelby County’s traffic fatality rate

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 27, 2023 5:51 AM CT | Published: November 27, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Shelby County has more traffic fatalities than any other Tennessee county, and the impact on families is irreversible. Law enforcement officials seek to bend the curve by increasing patrol on the streets and curbing speeding.


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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