KPD e-News Release: Detectives Hope Citizens Can Help Identify Clandestine Burglar

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Hope Citizens Can Help Identify Clandestine Burglar
DATE: April 26, 2017
CASE #: 17-008728
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 17, 2017 the Kingsport Police Department was alerted to a series of burglaries to Studio 6 Women’s Boutique, located at 1880 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. Over the previous week, an unidentified suspect had unlawfully entered the business on multiple occasions, outside of regular business hours, and surreptitiously stolen cash from various sources to include the cash drawer, their prepared deposits, and petty cash.

$91 was stolen on April 11, $50 was stolen on April 12, $140 was stolen on April 14, and $15 was stolen on April 17. The suspect appears to be somewhat familiar with the layout of the store, standard business practices, and the location of at least some of the security cameras. Since the discovery of these crimes, new security procedures have been implemented.

As there was no sign of forced entry in any of the above instances, and the doors were found to be locked after the crimes, it is believed that the burglar has somehow been able to obtain a key; however, none of the current employees recognized him from surveillance video. The locks have since been changed.

A photograph of the suspect, taken from store surveillance video footage, has been included in this release. He appears to be a white male adult, with a beard, in his late 20s to early 30s. At the time this particular image was captured, he was wearing what appeared to be khaki work-type pants, a pull over long-sleeved fleece shirt, and a ball cap.

Anyone who recognizes him or who may have any additional information to assist with this investigation is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Release Additional Details in I-81 Tractor Trailer Crash

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Release Additional Details in I-81 Tractor Trailer Crash
DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE #: 17-009381
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 24, 2017 at approximately 12:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Officers were already on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle rollover collision on southbound Interstate 81 in the vicinity of mile-marker 64. This first crash necessitated a medical transport helicopter landing resulting in a temporary roadway closure. Southbound traffic was beginning to back up and at a complete standstill.

About a mile back, at roughly mile-marker 65, three vehicles were slowed or stopped in congested southbound I-81 traffic. These vehicles, in order, were a 2005 Honda CRV, driven by Marti Jane Sutherland, followed by a 2016 Volvo tractor trailer, driven by Randall Dale Bartlett, followed by a 2011 Peterbilt tractor trailer, driven by David Ray Haworth.

A fourth vehicle, a 2010 Freightliner tractor trailer, driven by Andrii Kravchuk, was southbound on I-81 and failed to stop for traffic ahead. The Freightliner rear-ended the Peterbilt, knocking it forward into the Volvo, which in turn collided with the Honda.

Mr. Bartlett was not injured. Ms. Sutherland and Mr. Haworth sustained possible injuries and were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County EMS for precautionary evaluation. Mr. Kravchuk sustained incapacitating injuries. The serious nature of his injuries, compounded by the extreme traffic congestion, necessitated the landing of a second medical helicopter on the Interstate. He was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.

The combination of these two crashes resulted in southbound I-81 being completely closed for about four hours, then remaining at one lane for an additional hour and a half, to allow for the thorough investigation of both crashes, the safe removal of all vehicles involved, and the cleanup of all subsequent spillage and debris. All lanes are now back open with normal traffic patterns resumed.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model CRV
Year 2005
Type Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Marti Jane Sutherland
Age 44 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Bristol, VA
Injuries Possible Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Carrier Online Transport

Greenfield, IN

Make Volvo
Model D13
Year 2016
Type Tractor Trailer
Color White
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Randall Dale Bartlett
Age 59 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Vienna, WV
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #3 INFORMATION
Carrier Shoun Trucking

Bristol, TN

Make Peterbilt
Model 386
Year 2011
Type Tractor Trailer
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name David Ray Haworth
Age 56 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Abingdon, VA
Injuries Possible Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #4 INFORMATION
Carrier Custom Transport

Harrisonburg, VA

Make Freightliner
Model Truck Tractor
Year 2010
Type Tractor Trailer
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Andrii Kravchuk
Age 39 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Harrisonburg, VA
Injuries Incapacitating Injuries
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: I-81 Back Completely Open in Kingsport

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: I-81 Back Completely Open in Kingsport
DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE #: 17-009377

17-009381

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 24, 2017 as of approximately 6:00 PM, all lanes of Interstate 81 in Kingsport are back open with normal traffic patterns resuming.
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Previously Reported I-81 Single Vehicle Rollover Crash Results in Death of Driver

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Previously Reported I-81 Single Vehicle Rollover Crash Results in Death of Driver
DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE #: 17-009377
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 24, 2017 at approximately 12:00 Noon, Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Officers responded to the scene of a single vehicle rollover crash on southbound Interstate 81 at approximately the 64 mile-marker. The resultant investigation revealed the following:

A white 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size sport utility vehicle, driven by Daisy D. Fox of Afton, TN, was southbound on I-81 when for unknown reasons the vehicle veered left out of the traffic lane into the adjacent median. The initial investigation indicated that Ms. Fox may have over-corrected, throwing the vehicle into an unrecoverable spin.

As the vehicle re-entered the roadway, it began to flip. The vehicle continued to roll off the right side of the roadway where it struck a tree before finally coming to a rest. Ms. Fox sustained extremely serious injuries and was flown by medical transport helicopter to Holston Valley Medical Center where she was ultimately pronounced deceased.

This crash remains under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Tahoe
Year 2004
Type Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Daisy D. Fox
Age 40 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Afton, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: One Lane of Southbound I-81 Back Open in Kingsport

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: One Lane of Southbound I-81 Back Open in Kingsport
DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE #: 17-009377

17-009381

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 24, 2017 as of approximately 4:30 PM, one lane of southbound Interstate 81 is back open for traffic. Crews are working as quickly and efficiently as possible in an effort to get the other lane back open as soon as possible.

For the time being, motorists should still continue to make every possible effort to plan an alternate route, and avoid this area altogether. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to remain patient and alert, and to follow all traffic directions.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Release Preliminary Update on I-81 Tractor Trailer Crash

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Release Preliminary Update on I-81 Tractor Trailer Crash
DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE #: 17-009381
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 24, 2017 at approximately 12:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Officers were already on the scene of a serious single motor vehicle rollover collision on southbound Interstate 81 in the vicinity of mile-marker 64. This first crash necessitated a medical transport helicopter landing resulting in a temporary roadway closure. Southbound traffic was beginning to back up and at a complete standstill.

About a mile back, at roughly mile-marker 65, the operator of a southbound tractor trailer failed to stop and rear-ended stopped traffic ahead resulting in a multi-vehicle pileup. At least two additional tractor trailers and a passenger vehicle were involved. Serious injuries in this crash necessitated a second medical transport helicopter landing.

Due to the complex and ongoing nature of this tractor trailer crash investigation, no additional details will be released at this time. A follow up news release will be issued as the investigation progresses; however, this will not likely occur until sometime tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Southbound Interstate 81 currently remains closed to allow for the thorough investigation of this crash and the safe removal of damaged vehicles and debris. TDOT detours are still in effect; however, crews hope to have the roadway back open soon.

Motorists should make every possible effort to plan an alternate route, and avoid this area altogether for the time being. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to remain patient and alert, and to follow all traffic directions.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

KPD e-News Release: Second Interstate 81 Crash Necessitates Another Helicopter Landing and More Extensive Road Closure

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Second Interstate 81 Crash Necessitates Another Helicopter Landing and More Extensive Road Closure
DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE #: 17-009381
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 24, 2017 at approximately 12:45 PM, a second crash on southbound Interstate 81 was reported in the area of mile-marker 65. This second crash involves at least two, possibly three, tractor trailers. As a result of serious injuries sustained in this second crash, an additional medical transport helicopter has been deployed to the scene.

The Kingsport Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol both have personnel on scene. As a result of these crashes, motorists can expect an extensive and extended roadway closure. TDOT has been requested to implement detour protocol as soon as possible.

To reiterate, motorists should make every possible effort to plan an alternate route, and avoid this area altogether for the foreseeable future. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to remain patient and alert, and to follow all traffic directions.

Officers are still in the preliminary stages of their investigation into this second crash as well. Additional information will be released as it develops.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit