Jefferson County teenager killed in auto accident

     Jefferson County High School is mourning the loss of one of their students in an auto accident Sunday morning.

     16 year-old Makinna Smith was just starting her junior year this fall.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports Makinna was involved in a fatal accident – just before 10am Sunday.

     The crash occurred in Jefferson County in the 1600 block of East Highway 25/70 when the 2006 Chevy Bolt she was driving collided head-on with a 2018 Nissan Rogue SUV, operated by 74 year old Patsy C. Thomas, of Morristown.

     Makinna Smith suffered fatal injuries.

     The other car flipped over onto it’s top. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Patsy Thomas was hospitalized after the wreck. Her injuries are unknown.