The driver of a car that struck a Greene County mowing tractor about 4:30 p.m. Monday on Doc Hawkins Road was killed, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary fatality report.
The victim is identified as 37-year-old Amanda Sayler. A 16-year-old passenger in the car suffered injuries.
The tractor driver, 55-year-old Jeffrey Brown, of Afton, also suffered injuries. Brown and the juvenile were taken to an area hospital. One was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center. Their conditions were not available Tuesday morning.
Sayler was eastbound in the 300 block of Doc Hawkins Road in a 2005 Nissan Altima “at a high rate of speed” when she lost control of the car and struck the westbound Kubota tractor driven by Brown in the passenger side door, the report said.
“It did involve a county mowing tractor. There was one fatality and one flown to JCMC,” Sheriff Wesley Holt said in an email Monday night.
Sayler and her passenger were not wearing seat belts. Use of safety restraints may have made a difference in the outcome of the crash, the trooper’s report said.
Brown was wearing a seat belt.
The United Volunteer Fire Department, Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad, Greene County-Greeneville EMS and Greene County Sheriff’s Department were among first responders on scene.
Sayler listed a Baileyton Church Street address in January.