Monday, July 13, 2020
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Crash in Clarkrange Kills Morgan County Woman

A single vehicle crash claimed the life of a Morgan County woman Thursday.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased as 46-year-old Rhonda J. Geracci.

The crash happened on Highway 62 in Clarkrange just after 4:00 p.m.

A THP crash report said Geracci lost control of her 2009 Mazda while traveling eastbound. The vehicle went off the right side of the road, drove through a fence, and struck a tree.

Officials said Geracci died on the scene due to injuries sustained. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the crash report.

The report said the vehicle caught fire shortly after crashing. Witnesses managed to remove  Geracci from the vehicle after pushing the car back on it’s wheels.

The investigating State Trooper noted that safety restraints would have made a difference in the outcome of the crash.