Friday, November 11, 2011

Tragic Figure Speaks from Jail

Wrong way crash suspect: "I don't remember anything" - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee
This is a story I covered for two days this week. It's about a counselor who works for Youth Villages in Memphis charged in a fatal wrong way crash on I-40. 25 year-old Kellie Isaac told me in a jailhouse interview that she drank too much Tuesday night after attending a Youth Villages conference downtown. She ended up in her car going westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-40. Police say she struck 48 year-old Sheila Ellard's truck just west of the new bridge in West Memphis. Ellard died on the scene. Isaac wishes her friends had taken her keys. Now two families are suffering. This interview was a big "get" during sweeps and helped Action News 5 at 10:00 win Thursday night..despite a deplorable NBC prime-time lead-in. A friend of Isaac's assisted greatly in getting the inmate on the phone.

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