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One killed, one injured in head-on collision on Kingsport Highway

Staff Report • Apr 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Greeneville Sun is reporting that one person was killed and another seriously injured just before 7 a.m. today, head-on collision in the 9000 block of the Kingsport Highway.Tennessee Highway Investigators have not released the names of the victims as of late morning.A spokesman for the Greene County Sheriff’s Department told the Sun that the victim who died was a Greene County Detention Center corrections officer who was on her way to work in a Volkswagen “beetle.”Jonathan Williams, chief of the Newmansville Volunteer Fire Department, confirmed in a telephone interview that the driver of the Volkswagen had died at the scene.He said t it took firefighters and volunteers from the Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad about an hour to remove the driver from the heavily damaged Volkswagen.The driver of the other car, a sub-compact sedan, was seriously injured and evacuated by Wings Air Rescue helicopter to the Johnson City Medical Center.CLICK HERE for the full report.

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