KPD e-News Release: Pickup Crashes into West Stone Drive Residence

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Pickup Crashes into West Stone Drive Residence
DATE: April 13, 2017
CASE #: 17-008414
On April 13, 2017 at approximately 5:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Crash Reconstructionist were called to the scene of a motor vehicle collision in the 1900 block of West Stone Drive in Kingsport. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A white 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was eastbound in the 1900 block of West Stone Drive, when for unknown reasons, the truck swerved to the left. The truck crossed over the median, through the oncoming westbound traffic lanes, exited the roadway, traveled up an embankment, and crashed into an adjacent residence.

While a family of four were home and inside the residence at the time, none of them appear to have been injured by the collision. First responders discovered that the adult male driver of the pickup was experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency that appeared to have occurred independent of the crash, and was quite possibly the cause of the crash.

Sullivan County E.M.S. responded and transported the driver to a local emergency medical facility where he was admitted in critical condition. This remains an open and active crash investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit, and as such, no additional details will be released at this time.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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