KPD e-News Release: Friday Morning Lynn Garden Drive Motor Vehicle Collision Results in Death of Passenger

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Friday Morning Lynn Garden Drive Motor Vehicle Collision Results in Death of Passenger
DATE: June 30, 2017
CASE #: 17-015732
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 30, 2017 at approximately 10:00 AM, Kingsport Police Department personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision on Lynn Garden Drive near the intersection with Truxton Drive in Kingsport. The resultant investigation revealed that the following had occurred:

A silver 2003 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven by Melissa Faye Thompson, was traveling along Lynn Garden Drive in the left (inside) northbound lane approaching Truxton Drive. Meanwhile, a gold 1998 Acura RL 4-door sedan, driven by Beulah Faye Fansler, was preparing to exit the parking lot of Dairy Queen, located at 819 Lynn Garden Drive, adjacent to the Truxton Drive intersection.

Ms. Fansler failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled the Acura into the path of the Honda. Ms. Thompson attempted to swerve the Honda to the left, but was unable to avoid a collision. The fronts of each vehicle collided in an angular impact.

Both drivers were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for evaluation of possible injuries sustained in the crash. A front seat passenger in the Acura, Eula P. Rogan, sustained much more serious injuries than the other two women, and was also transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S.

Ms. Rogan succumbed to her injuries and died after arrival at the hospital. This crash remains under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Acura
Model RL
Year 1998
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Gold
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Beulah Faye Fansler
Age 70 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Gate City, VA
Injuries Possible Injury
Passenger Name Eula P. Rogan
Age 86 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 2003
Type 4-Door Sedan
Color Silver
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Melissa Faye Thompson
Age 42 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Weber City, VA
Injuries Possible Injury
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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