2 children dead, five injured in crash on I-40

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WVLT/WMC) -- Two children were killed and five other people injured in a crash that happened on Thanksgiving night in Memphis, police said.

According to WMC, the Memphis Police Department originally reported that a vehicle, with two adults and two children, was traveling westbound on I-40 around 7:30 p.m. when the truck overturned.

Later, police said that seven people were injured in the crash. Among those seven, two children, a 3-year-old girl and 4-year-old girl, were taken to the hospital where they later died. The four passengers who survived were listed as in non-critical condition while the driver is still critical, police said.

MPD said the truck traveling westbound had a tire blowout.

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