KPD e-Press Release: K.P.D. Responds to Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident K.P.D. Responds to Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian
Date & Time September 24, 2013

Approximately 6:40 AM

Location of Incident Lynn Garden Drive (1500 Block)

Kingsport, TN

Driver Information

Name Clarence Dewey Reed, Jr.
Age 60 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Jackson Street

Gate City, VA

Injury No Injury
Vehicle Information 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck (Black in Color)

Pedestrian Information

Name Elijah Eugene Bear
Age 62 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address Lynn Garden Drive

Kingsport, TN

Injury Fatal

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Lynn Garden Drive.

On September 24, 2013 at approximately 6:40 AM, a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck was travelling southbound in the outside lane in the 1500 block of Lynn Garden Drive.

An adult male pedestrian, was preparing to cross Lynn Garden Drive walking eastbound from an apartment building located at 1528 Lynn Garden Drive.

The pedestrian stepped into the roadway into the path of the southbound truck, which subsequently struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the impact.

The driver of the pickup was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision, and there is no indication of alcohol or drug use on his part.

The names of the driver and the pedestrian are detailed in this release.

This crash is being investigated by K.P.D. Traffic Crash Reconstructionists.

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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