THP identifies driver killed while fleeing Greene County deputies


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the driver who fled from Greene County deputies and was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed in Greeneville Friday afternoon.

Jeffrey Curtis, 28 of Morristown, was not wearing a seatbelt when his Honda Civic crashed behind a house near the intersection of Main Street and Laurel Street, according to THP.

State troopers say Greene County deputies initiated a traffic stop on Curtis’s vehicle while searching the area for someone else, but Curtis fled instead of stopping.

Deputies lost sight of Curtis’s vehicle during the pursuit but later found the crashed Honda after witnesses pointed them in the direction the car was heading, according to THP.

(Photo: WJHL)

Curtis was partially ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

Troopers aren’t sure why he fled from deputies.

No other injuries were reported.

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