KPD e-Press Release: Driver Charged/Arrested in Fatal November Lynn Garden Drive Crash

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Driver Charged/Arrested in Fatal November Lynn Garden Drive Crash
Date & Time of Arrest February 12, 2014

Approximately 2:00 PM

Location of Incident Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Jerry Wayne Patrick
Date of Birth/Age 8/23/1952

61 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Male
Address 168 Weeping Willow Drive

Hiltons, Virginia

Charge(s) 1) Criminally Negligent Homicide

2) Illegal U-Turn on a Hillcrest

3) Failure to Exercise Due Care

General Narrative

A driver in a November 2013 fatal traffic crash on Lynn Garden Drive has been charged and arrested.

On November 30, 2013 at approximately 4:15 PM, a teen driver was killed in a three vehicle collision on Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport. The crash occurred when a 1991 Chevrolet S-10, driven by Jerry Wayne Patrick, made an illegal U-Turn, striking the teenager’s 1989 GMC Jimmy in the process, sending it into the path of an oncoming 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by Elesha H. Byrd. Ms. Byrd was also seriously injured in the crash.

On February 12, 2014 at approximately 2:00 PM, Mr. Patrick came to the Kingsport Police Department and voluntarily turned himself in on a warrant obtained by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

His charges include:

1) Criminally Negligent Homicide

2) Illegal U-Turn on a Hillcrest

3) Failure to Exercise Due Care

He is presently being held in the Kingsport City Jail on a $3,000 bond.

For additional details on the crash, see the press release linked below:

https://kingsportpdblog.com/2013/12/05/kpd-e-press-release-new-information-released-in-previously-reported-lynn-garden-drive-crash/

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

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