A 46 year old Smithville woman died from injuries in a two vehicle crash Friday night on Highway 70 at Liberty.
Dead is Tammy Renae Greco. She was a nurse at the Family Medical Center.
Greco was a rear seat passenger of a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by her husband, 44 year old Daniel J. Greco. Their son, 24 year old Christian D. Greco was a front seat passenger. They were traveling east on Highway 70.
A 17 year old female of Gordonsville was driving the other vehicle, a 2009 Dodge Avenger heading west on Highway 70.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the juvenile's car crossed through the east bound lanes, struck and bounced off the eastbound guardrail, and hit Greco’s car in the passenger side. The Dodge Avenger came to rest in the east bound lane and Greco’s car came to a stop on the shoulder of the west bound lane.
Tammy Greco was ejected from the Chevy Equinox. Christian was also injured. Both were transported from the scene by DeKalb EMS to a helicopter landing zone near DeKalb West School and airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. Tammy later died.
Daniel Greco was not injured. The juvenile was taken by private vehicle to the hospital where she was treated and released. All had been wearing their seatbelts except for Tammy Greco.
According to the investigation, the crash was due to the teenager having fallen asleep while driving. She has been cited for failure to exercise due care.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Chris Delong of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department and Sheriff's Department were also on the scene.
Tammy was a member of the First Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald McCormack and a brother-in-law, Chuck Canady.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Danny Greco; a son, Christian Greco; and a daughter, Shelby Greco all of Smithville. Two brothers, Donnie and Melissa McCormack of Ripley and Joe and Michelle McCormack of Watertown. A sister, Melissa Canady of Dyersburg. Mother, Brenda Hart of Dyersburg. Mother and step-father in-law, Charlotte and Michael Nadeau of Florida. Father and step-mother in-law, John and Zenny Greco of Arizona. Sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Shawn McFay of Texas and brother-in-law, Kevin Greco of Arizona.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Complete arrangements will be announced later.