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SUV vs. motorcycle: Two remain in critical condition
by Zack Steen
Jul 27, 2017 | 6142 views | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The busy intersection of Tate Street and Fulton Drive was blocked for a little over one hour following a two-vehicle wreck involving a blue Suzuki street bike and white Chevrolet SUV. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
The busy intersection of Tate Street and Fulton Drive was blocked for a little over one hour following a two-vehicle wreck involving a blue Suzuki street bike and white Chevrolet SUV. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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Three people were injured in a SUV versus motorcycle wreck early Thursday afternoon in downtown Corinth.

Two victims remain in critical condition.

The wreck happened at approximately 1:11 p.m. at the busy intersection of Fulton Drive and Tate Street near Corinth Theatre-Arts.

According to Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance, the driver of a blue Suzuki street bike was eastbound on Tate when he crossed the four-way stop intersection at a high rate speed colliding with a northbound white Chevrolet SUV with Hardin County, Tennessee plates. The SUV was driven by a elderly female.

“The biker did not stop at the intersection,” said Dance. “Witnesses say he was going 80 to 90 mph.”

Officials are still investigating the accident which caused critical injuries to both the biker and the driver of the SUV. A elderly female passenger in the SUV was also injured.

Dance said all three people were transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center via Magnolia EMS. The driver of the SUV was later flown to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, while the biker was scheduled to be airlifted to Regional One in Memphis.

Weather prevented Air Evac from landing at the accident scene, said the chief.

The intersection remained closed to traffic for a little over one hour.

In addition to police, three Magnolia EMS ambulances and two Corinth Fire Department units responded to the wreck.

Dance said more information, including victim's names, would be released soon.

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