NET Trans Van Involved In Wreck

A Northeast Tennessee Rural Public Transportation van sits after a fatal collision on Snapps Ferry Road Wednesday afternoon.

Updated at 6:35 p.m.: One person died and two others suffered injuries at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in a head-on collision between a NET Trans van and a sport utility vehicle on Snapps Ferry Road, at the intersection with Williams Springs Road, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a preliminary crash report.

Killed was the driver of the Dodge NET Trans van, 67-year-old John A. Laws Sr., of Limestone. 

A passenger, 34-year-old Stacy D. Cutshall, suffered injuries in the crash .

The driver of the 2005 Chevrolet SUV that struck the van, 54-year-old Sherry J. Story of Greeneville, also suffered injuries, the report said.

The conditions of Cutshall and Story were not immediately available.

The SUV was northbound on Snapps Ferry Road, and the van was southbound when the SUV crossed over the center line and crashed into the van, Trooper Paul Kilday said in the crash report.

Unspecified citations were issued. Criminal charges are pending, the report said.

The crash remains under investigation.

In addition to the THP, assisting at the scene were members of the Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad, the Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department, Greene County-Greeneville EMS and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.

 NET Trans is a program of the First Tennessee Human Resource Agency.

 3:06 p.m.:

Emergency crews are responding to an accident in the 4400 block of Snapps Ferry Road involving a Northeast Tennessee Rural Public Transportation van and at least one other vehicle.

It's still unclear how many people were involved or how badly some have been injured. Crews have asked for medical helicopters to respond, but weather has prevented them from launching.

Crews were working as of 3 p.m. to extract someone trapped in a vehicle.

Emergency personnel, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol, are on scene.

Check GreenevilleSun.com for more details as they develop.

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