SEVIERVILLE — A Gatlinburg woman had meth in her bloodstream when she was involved in a single-car wreck that took the life of her passenger, according to a THP report.
A Sevier County Grand Jury returned an indictment last month charging 40-year-old Amanda Karol Bright with vehicular homicide as well as DUI, reckless endangerment, failure to exercise due care, driving left of center, and driving on a suspended license.
The indictments charging Bright with the crime only indicated that she was involved in an accident that took the life of 66-year-old Ulra Winford McCollum on Sept. 26.
But the THP accident report, released after a records request by The Mountain Press, shows there was meth in McCollum’s blood when samples were drawn after the wreck.
Bright was driving north on Chapman Highway at about 10:35 a.m. Sept. 26 when she crossed into the southbound lanes and left the road, going down an embankment and striking a tree, according to the report.
Both she and McCollum were injured and taken to UT Medical Center, where McCollum was eventually pronounced dead.
Bright was released from the Sevier County Jail after posting $100,000 bond.
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