KPD e-Press Release: Vehicle Crash with Injuries

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Vehicle Crash with Injuries
Date & Time 11/30/2013 @ 4:15 pm
Location of Incident Lynn Garden Drive @ Echo Avenue
Victim See Below
Injuries Serious Injuries

Vehicle 1 Information

Name Not Released (Juvenile)
Date of Birth/Age 17 Year Old
Race/Sex Male / White
Address Carters Valley Road Church Hill Tennessee
Weapon(s) Used None
Vehicle Information 1989 GMC Jimmy
Other Identifying Information None

Vehicle 2 Information

Name Elesha Byrd
Date of Birth/Age 24 Years Old
Race/Sex White / Female
Address Morning Star Road Church Hill, TN 37642
Weapon(s) Used None
Vehicle Information 2009 Pontiac G6
Other Identifying Information None

General Narrative

On 11/30/2013 at 4:18 pm officers with the Kingsport Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Due to the extent of the injuries to Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit was notified to investigate the collision. The investigation revealed a 1989 GMC Jimmy had been traveling eastbound on Echo Avenue. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Jimmy pulled into the path of a 2009 Pontiac G6 that was traveling southbound on Lynn Garden Drive. The GMC Jimmy was struck in the driver side door and the driver suffered life threatening injuries. He was transported to Holston Valley Hospital by Sullivan County EMS where he is listed in critical condition. The driver is 17 years of age therefore the Police Department will not be releasing his name at this time. Elesha Byrd, the driver of the Pontiac G6 also suffered injuries in the crash and was transported by Sullivan County EMS to Holston Valley Hospital. She is listed in stable condition. Based on the preliminary investigation, alcohol or speed do not appear to be factors in this collision. The investigation is ongoing by the Traffic Division.
Releasing Officer Patrolman Dustin Jackson
Supervisor Sergeant Joe Earles

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