KPD e-Press Release: Single Vehicle Runs Off Roadway and Flips

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Single Vehicle Runs Off Roadway and Flips
Date & Time February 12, 2014

Approximately 11:30 AM

Location of Incident John B. Dennis Highway near Orebank Road

Kingsport, TN

Driver Information

Name Not Released Due to Age
Age 16 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injuries

Transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County EMS

Vehicle Information 2009 Scion TC 2-Door Coupe (Dark Blue in Color)

General Narrative

A single vehicle ran off the roadway and flipped, coming to rest on the vehicle’s top.

On February 12, 2014 at approximately 11:30 AM, a 2009 Scion TC 2-door coupe, driven by a 16 year old white female (name will not be released), was traveling south on John B. Dennis Highway just south of the Orebank Road overpass.

The driver failed to maintain control of her vehicle, allowing the driver’s side wheels to run off the roadway into the grass median. In an attempt to return the vehicle to the roadway, the driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to spin back into the median. Upon re-entering the median, the vehicle flipped, ultimately coming to rest on its top in the northbound lanes of John B. Dennis Highway.

The driver received possible injuries, while her passenger, a 17 year old white female (name will not be released), received non-incapacitating injuries. Both girls were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for treatment.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing their seatbelts, which likely prevented more serious injuries in this 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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