Accident kills child, family seeks assistance

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A benefit fund has been set up at FirstBank in memory of 4-year-old Hunter Greer, who was killed in an auto accident around 10 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

The report states that the 1996 Ford Explorer the child was traveling in, failed to stop at the intersection where Shiloh Church and Birdsong Roads meet. The Explorer, driven by James Greer, 52, then crashed into a 2014 Toyota, driven by 87-year-old Robert Green resulting in the child’s death.

Greer had four passengers including the 4-year-old killed. Two minors, ages 10 and 5, were also injured in the collision, as well as the child’s mother, Leslie Hooper. The report stated that at least one of the children was unrestrained.

Green was also injured, though the extent is unknown. A passenger in the Toyota was listed as “not injured.”

Greer was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and is being held in the Benton County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Hunter Greer is from Big Sandy and attended Joyland Child Care.

Organizers are asking for help paying funeral services. According to a post, all money donated will go directly to the funeral expenses. An account under Hunter Greer’s name has been set up at FirstBank, account number is: 87789061.

Hunter’s mother, Leslie Hooper said on Monday, “I appreciate the community’s support and everything they are doing to aid me and the family during this tragic time.”

Funeral services for Hunter Greer will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8863 Old State Route 1 in New Johnsonville. Family visitation starts on Thursday at 3 p.m., with the public invited from 4-8 p.m. Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m.

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