Washington College Academy’s president dies in single-car crash in Chuckey, TN

GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Tennessee Highway Patrol reports a Greene County man died in a one-car crash Thursday afternoon in Chuckey.

Officers say Robert Orr, 73, was traveling southbound on Highway 351 in a 1991 Lincoln Town Car when the car crossed the center line and ran off the right side of the road.

The car continued to travel down an embankment and crossed Grant Road and struck another embankment, according to a crash report.

Orr was the President of Washington College Academy. The following is a message from the school’s website:

“It is with deep sadness that the Board of Trustees of Washington College Academy announces the passing of Dr. Robert Orr, WCA president in an automobile accident on June 23. Dr. Orr has been an ardent supporter and leader for the school for many years and had touched the lives of so many people. He was our leader and he will be missed.”

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