BY KEN LITTLE
One of Mosheim's best known citizens died Saturday of injures suffered in a wreck about 8:20 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 11E, in front of the town post office.
William "Bill" Bradley, 87, of the Mount Carmel community, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier that was struck on the driver's side by another car as it turned off Main Street onto 11E.
Town of Mosheim firefighters, assisted by the Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad, freed Bradley from the car. He was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center, where he died Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
The southbound Chevrolet Cobalt sedan that struck Bradley's car was driven by a woman who suffered apparent minor injuries.
She was taken by private car to an area hospital for treatment, said James Foshie, assistant chief of the Town of Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department.
The woman's name was not available this morning.
The crash remains under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Bradley was a lifelong resident of Greene County and was widely known both as an authority on Greene County history and as a genealogist.
He retired from Phillips Consumer Electronics Company, formerly The Magnavox Company, in 1989.
A member of the Mosheim Senior Citizens group, Bradley was well known in the community. He "loved visiting the Mosheim Barber Shop and the service stations in Mosheim," according to his obituary.
Foshie said Bradley apparently pulled into the path of the other car, which struck his car on the driver's side.
Town of Mosheim firefighters began the extrication process and had to remove the driver's side of the car to free him. Rescue Squad members arrived at the scene and assisted, Foshie said.
A Wings Air Rescue helicopter landed at the accident scene, and Bradley was flown to Johnson City Medical Center, Foshie said.
Traffic on 11E was diverted for about one hour until the scene was cleared.
The Midway Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Town of Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department. Also assisting were members of Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Services and the Greene County Sheriff's Department.
Please see the full obituary on Page A-10.