KPD e-Press Release: K.P.D. Traffic Unit Investigating Serious Crash on Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident K.P.D. Traffic Unit Investigating Serious Crash on Fort Henry Drive
Date & Time December 2, 2013

Approximately 5:30 PM

Location of Incident Fort Henry Drive at Atoka Lane

Kingsport, TN

Vehicle 1 Information

Driver Name Elise A. Kiser
Date of Birth/Age 53 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Rocky Branch Road

Blountville, TN

Vehicle Information 2007 Ford Focus
Injuries Critical

Vehicle 2 Information

Driver Name Michael R. Bryant
Date of Birth/Age 34 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Morning Dove Drive

Kingsport, TN

Vehicle Information 2003 Ford F-150
Injuries Not Injured

General Narrative

The K.P.D. Traffic Unit is investigating a serious crash on Fort Henry Drive.

On December 2, 2013 at approximately 5:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Fort Henry Drive and Atoka Lane in Kingsport. Due to extensive injuries to one of the drivers, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was contacted and responded to the scene.

Their investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Focus driven by Elise Kiser had been in the center turn lane of southbound Fort Henry Drive preparing to make a left turn onto Atoka Lane. A Ford F-150 driven by Michael Bryant had been travelling northbound on Fort Henry Drive in the left lane. For unknown reasons, the Ford Focus pulled into the path of the Ford F-150 resulting in a collision.

Ms. Kiser suffered critical injuries and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center where she is listed in serious condition. She was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Mr. Bryant was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. He stated that he had a green light at the time of the collision.

The investigation is ongoing by Ptl. Dustin Jackson of the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

The Kingsport Police Department strongly encourages all occupants of motor vehicles to wear their seatbelts. Not only is it the law, but it could quite possibly be the difference in life or death in the event of a serious car crash. Even in seemingly minor collisions, wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference in walking away unscathed versus a senseless trip to the emergency room for easily preventable injuries.

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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