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.
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