KPD e-News Release: Multiple Crashes and Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Close Southbound Interstate 81 in Kingsport

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Multiple Crashes and Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Close Southbound Interstate 81 in Kingsport
DATE: December 6, 2016
CASE #: 16-026445
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 6, 2016, shortly before 12:00 Noon, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to three separate motor vehicle collisions, as well as a jackknifed tractor trailer, on southbound Interstate 81 in the vicinity of mile marker 60. These incidents have resulted in a temporary, but complete, closure of Interstate 81 at this location.

Motorists already in the vicinity are asked to be alert, exercise patience, caution, and restraint, and obey all traffic instructions. Motorists not in the immediate area are strongly encouraged to avoid the area altogether and seek an alternate route, so as to decrease overall traffic congestion and avoid unnecessary delays.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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