FedEx truck involved in fatal accident near Senatobia - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee
It's become alarmingly easy for me over the years to avoid emotion while covering tragic stories. I believe it is a necessity when you cover so many. The first day of sweeps this November brought one such story. I was covering an MPD officer's arrest on drug charges when we got word that a FedEx truck rear-ended a Saturn on Highway 51 in Senatobia, MS. I was dispatched to The MED (hospital) after my hit on Action News 5 at 4:00. I waited..and waited..with hopes of finding a family member of two young sisters killed in the crash. These assignments are never easy. I eventually met an uncle of the girls and he took my card back into the hospital. Two cousins later emerged, did interviews, and provided photos of the two girls -- ages 2 and 6. We were the first station to air the photos. It was a victory for us..but bittersweet considering the circumstances.