In Memory of Michael Higginbotham

Memphis police are investigating a fatal accident at Interstate 240 and Walnut Grove that left a 33-year-old man dead early Wednesday morning.

Police identified the victim as Michael Higginbotham, 33, of Memphis.

The accident happened about 12:01 a.m. on the overpass of I-240. According to police, Nathan Duane Lashley, 46, whose hometown was not available, was driving his tractor-trailer on I-240 and got off on the westbound Walnut Grove exit. He then made a U-turn across all lanes of Walnut Grove to try and go eastbound instead.

Higginbotham’s SUV was going east on Walnut Grove when he plowed into the trailer portion of the truck, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Lashley was cited for an improper left turn and failure to exercise due care. 1 dead in crash with tractor trailer on Interstate 240, Walnut Grove

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