Autopsy: Craig Morgan's son Jerry Greer drowned, drugs and alcohol in system

Autopsy results have confirmed drowning is to blame for the death of Jerry Greer, the 19-year-old son of country music and TV entertainer Craig Morgan, who died while tubing this summer.

The autopsy, conducted July 12 by Humphreys County Assistant Medical Examiner Erin Carney, shows Greer drowned at Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County and that his manner of death was accidental.

A toxicology report shows that at the time of his death, Greer tested positive for drugs (marijuana) and a low level of alcohol in his system.

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Carney wrote that Greer disappeared in the water about 4 p.m. July 10 while tubing with friends.

According to a case summary, Greer was riding on an inner tube behind a boat when the inter tube flipped and Greer went under the water. He did not surface and his body was discovered the following day about 9 p.m.

When rescue crews pulled Greer's body from the water he was still wearing a life jacket, authorities said.

Greer, a recent graduate of Dickson County High School, was close with his dad, an Army veteran who has had several hits, including “Tough,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester.”

Morgan is the host of “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors” on the Outdoor Channel. The show takes Morgan on adventures around the world, and Greer sometimes went with him. The program’s website shows Morgan and Greer posing with a goat they shot in Hawaii.

Greer was one of Morgan’s four children.

In addition to his dad, he is survived by his mother Karen, his sister Marisa Davis, niece Bailey and nephew Jameson; his sister Alexandra Beaird, her husband Ryan and nephew Cruze; his brother Kyle Greer and his fiancé Chelsea Rogers; and his brother Wyatt Greer.

This story originally appeared on The Tennessean’s website.


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