KPD e-News Release: Friday Morning Crash Involving Tractor Trailer Seriously Injures Motorist

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Friday Morning Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Seriously Injures Motorist
DATE: March 2, 2018
CASE #: 18-006631
On March 2, 2018 at approximately 6:30 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a major motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive at Lawson Drive in Kingsport. Due to the severity of injuries involved, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was summoned to the scene to take the lead in the investigation. Their findings are as follows:

A 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, driven and solely occupied by Tony L. McInturff, was westbound on West Stone Drive and was slowing or stopped for a red light at the intersection with Lawson Drive. A 2005 Mack tractor-trailer, driven and solely occupied by Sean Carrington Phipps, was also westbound on West Stone Drive and was traveling behind the Subaru.

The tractor-trailer failed to slow or stop in time and rear-ended the Subaru. Mr. McInturff was severely injured in the crash and was transported to an area healthcare facility for emergency medical treatment. He has since been admitted and is listed in critical condition. Mr. Phipps was not injured.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. Any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact Crash Investigators at 423-224-2750 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Make Mack
Model Tractor-Trailer
Year 2005
Type Tractor-Trailer
Color Blue
Damage Minor Damage
Owner Fannco, LLC

Pennington Gap, VA

Driver Name Sean Carrington Phipps
Age 32 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Clintwood, VA
Injuries No Injury
Make Subaru
Model Crosstrek
Year 2018
Type Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Tony L. McInturff
Age 61 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries Extremely Serious Injuries
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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