KPD e-Press Release: Fatal Accident Involving a Child

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Fatal Accident Involving a Child
Date & Time September 3, 2013

Approximately 4:05 PM

Location of Incident 513 Rogan Street

Kingsport, TN

Victim Information

Name Withheld
Age 4 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Injuries Fatal

Vehicle Information

Make Unknown
Model Unknown
Year Unknown
Vehicle Type All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)/4 Wheeler
Color Green

General Narrative

A four year old child has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident involving an ATV.

On September 3, 2013 at approximately 4:05 PM, a 4 year old child was playing in the yard of 513 Rogan Street in Kingsport. The child was playing with and around an all terrain vehicle (ATV)/4 wheeler that was parked in the yard at the crest of a hill.

Apparently the child pushed and pulled the ATV and dislodged it from its resting point. While the child was in front of the ATV it began to descend down the slope toward the house below. The ATV pinned the child against the house. The child received fatal injuries in the accident.

At the time of the accident, the engine was not running, nor was the key in the ignition of the ATV.

The investigation is ongoing by both the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division and Traffic Unit, but currently no charges have been placed.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

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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