KPD e-News Release: Interstate 26 to Resume Normal Traffic Patterns Shortly

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Interstate 26 to Resume Normal Traffic Patterns Shortly
DATE: November 6, 2017
CASE #: 17-031568
Update: Interstate 26 is expected to resume normal traffic patterns shortly. The overturned tractor-trailer has been righted and is in the process of being removed from the scene. This was a single vehicle rollover crash. “Possible injuries” were reported, meaning that that they were most likely minor or even non-existent. The driver was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

As previously released:

On November 6, 2017 at approximately 10:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision resulting in an overturned tractor-trailer on westbound Interstate 26 at mile marker 6.

Traffic is down to one lane at this time with the distinct possibility of complete intermittent closures to allow for the safe investigation of the crash and the righting and removal of the tractor-trailer.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and seek an alternate route. Motorists already in the immediate area are encouraged to exercise caution and patience, obey all traffic instructions, and drive with a heightened sense of situational awareness.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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