KPD e-Press Release: Vehicle Crashes/Demolishes Mobile Home

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Vehicle Crashes/Demolishes Mobile Home
Date & Time January 6, 2014

Approximately 11:40 PM

Location of Incident 105 Anco Place

Kingsport, TN

Vehicle Information

Make Chevy
Model Blazer
Vehicle Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Year 2002
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage/Towed Away

Driver Information

Name Amber N. Whitaker
Age 26 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
Charge(s) Failure to Maintain Control

Passenger Information

Name Natalie J. Darr
Age 29 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Blountville, TN
Injuries Possible Injury

General Narrative

A vehicle crash has resulted in a mobile home being demolished.

On January 6, 2014 at approximately 11:40 PM, a 2002 Chevy Blazer was being driven northbound on Moreland Drive by Amber N. Whitaker when for unknown reasons she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle swerved to the left into the grass median, traveled a short distance in the median, and then swerved back right diagonally across both northbound lanes.

The Blazer then left the roadway on the right shoulder, crossed a ditch, struck a water meter, and overturned. As it overturned, it crashed into two mobile homes, coming to rest upside down between the two mobile homes.

One mobile home received significant damage, while the other was virtually demolished. Fortunately, neither mobile home was occupied at the time of the crash.

Ms. Whitaker was not injured in the crash; however, her passenger, Natalie J. Darr, was possibly injured. Ms. Whitaker indicated that she thought the vehicle might have slid on a patch of ice; however, no ice could be found on the roadway in the vicinity of the crash. She was charged with Failure to Maintain Control of her vehicle.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

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

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

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

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