Greene County teen dies after early morning car accident

GREENE COUNTY – A 16-year-old male is dead following a car accident early Sunday morning.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened in the area of South State Road 45, just about one-half mile south of Interstate 69.

Deputies said the teen left the east side of the roadway before crashing. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

In a press release, Eastern Greene Schools announced Jed Cummings, an EGHS student, and athlete, was killed in the crash.

The high school said counselors, staff, and community volunteers will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the high school, to help those struggling with the news of the tragic accident.