Woman killed in crash with McMinn County sheriff’s deputy


One woman has died after she a car she was riding in was involved in a crash with a McMinn County sheriff’s deputy Wednesday.

Linda Greer, 56, was riding in a vehicle traveling north on Congress Parkway in Athens when the northbound car ‘apparently turned into the path’ of McMinn County sheriff’s deputy Ashley McClendon, according to a post from McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy.

Greer was killed in the collision. The driver and deputy McClendon were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Sheriff Guy called this a ‘terrible situation’, offering thoughts and prayers to the Greer family.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

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