Who Was Tonisha Lashay Barker? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Children, Cause of Death, Incident Detail

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Tonisha Lashay Barker was a Memphis woman is believed to have jumped from an interstate overpass in Madison County with a baby in her arms early Monday morning, killing herself and the child, according to investigators.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded just after midnight to a crash at the Shell Station on Law Road, just south of exit 93 on Interstate 40.

Tonisha Lashay Barker Age

Tonisha Lashay Barker has died at the age of 26-years-old.

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Cause of Death

A 26-year-old Memphis woman is believed to have jumped from an interstate overpass in Madison County with a baby in her arms early Monday morning, killing herself and the child, according to investigators.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded just after midnight to a crash at the Shell Station on Law Road, just south of exit 93 on Interstate 40.

While deputies were en route, they said they received additional calls of a female driver attempting to hit the gas pump. Witnesses reported the woman got out of the vehicle with a small child, walked over to the interstate overpass and disappeared.

A few minutes later, deputies said they received a call from a driver stating a “large object” had fallen from the bridge and struck his truck, as he was traveling westbound on I-40.

When deputies arrived, they said they located the bodies of 26-year-old Tonisha Lashay Barker and a child. A relative of Barker identified the child to WREG as Johnathan Jones, who was 21 months old.

No additional information was immediately released.

The incident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

As deputies were making their way there, other calls came in from witnesses who said the woman got out of her vehicle with a small child, walked over to the interstate overpass, and vanished.

“A few minutes later, Dispatch received another call from a truck driver stating that a large object fell from the bridge and struck his truck as he was traveling west bound on I-40 at the Exit 93 bridge,” reads a statement from police.

Deputies arrived to find the two bodies in the roadway.

Barker’s son, Johnathan Jones, was just 21 months old.

Police have yet to speculate on a potential motive for the murder-suicide.

The incident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

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