Glenda Brinkley Of White House Dies In Fatal Crash Monday

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Glenda Brinkley, 52, Of White House Dies In Fatal Crash Monday

PORTLAND TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Glenda Brinkley, 58, of White House died following a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 52 in the Portland area Monday morning.

Brinkley, a special education teacher at Portland High School, was driving a 2014 Ford SUV on Hwy 52 when she collided with a tractor trailer.

Glenda Brinkley, Courtesy WKRN News 2

According to the THP Brinkley was traveling East on Hwy 52 just before 8:30am when she crossed the center line and struck the trailer portion of the semi. Her vehicle rotated counter clockwise and came to rest on the south side of hwy 52. The semi went into a yaw after it was struck and came to rest on the south side of the road with the trailer partially blocking the roadway. Brinkley was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the THP, drugs or alcohol were not factors in the accident and Brinkley was wearing her safety-belt. The driver of the semi and one passenger on board were not injured.

Brinkley will be laid to rest Saturday at 2 p.m. at the same location.

Services for Brinkley will be held Friday and Saturday. The visitation is from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Cole Garrett Funeral Home in White House.


This is the forth fatal wreck in less than a week in the Robertson County area. Sunday night 58 year old Richard Fagel of White House died in a crash on Hwy 31W MORE On Saturday night Michael “Kevin” Wilson, 42, of Mount Juliet lost his life in a head on collision in the Ridgetop area Full story.  Marjorie Chowning, 70, of White House died following a tragic accident early Wednesday morning on Hwy 76 in Springfield. Full story.

There were actually two fatal accidents in the Robertson County area on Monday, bringing the total to five.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 82 year old Mary J Kraft of Alabama was heading southbound on I65 in her Chrysler Town & Country van around noon Monday and for reasons unknown her vehicle struck a retaining wall several times on the Kentucky side of the border prior to entering Tennessee. After the vehicle entered Tennessee it struck the retaining wall again inside Robertson County, traveling approximately 380 feet. Kraft was pronounced dead at the scene.

The thoughts and prayers of the staff at Smokey Barn News are with the family as they face the days ahead.

PHOTO Courtesy Fox 17

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