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Crash of Day-Care Van Kills Driver, 4 Children

April 05, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A day-care van crashed into an overpass embankment on an interstate in Memphis, killing the driver and four children and critically injuring two others.

The van, which belongs to Tippy Toes Learning Academy, was four miles from the state-subsidized facility on its way to an elementary school. Police said they believe the driver was speeding.

The driver and two 6-year-old girls died at the scene; two boys, ages 9 and 8, died at LeBonheur Children's Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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