KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Lynn Garden Drive

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Lynn Garden Drive
DATE: September 2, 2018
CASE #: 18-025050
On August 31, 2018 at approximately 10:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Lynn Garden Drive at Truxton Drive in Kingsport. The resultant investigation revealed the following:

A 1994 red Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Michael K. Marcum, was southbound on Lynn Garden Drive preparing to make a left turn to Truxton Drive. A 1998 green Honda Civic 4-door compact sedan, driven by Betty A. Davis, was northbound on Lynn Garden Drive approaching Truxton Drive.

Mr. Marcum failed to yield the right-of-way and turned his Ford into the path of the Honda resulting in an angular front-end impact.

Mr. Marcum was not injured in the crash. Ms. Davis and her passenger, Phyllis J. Long, both sustained incapacitating injuries necessitating E.M.S. transport to a local hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, Ms. Long succumbed to her injuries and died after her arrival at the hospital.

This crash remains under open and active investigation with charges pending. As such, no further information can or will be released at this time.

Make Ford
Model F-150
Year 1994
Type Full-size Pickup
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Michael K. Marcum
Age 26 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
Make Honda
Model Civic
Year 1998
Type 4-door Compact Sedan
Color Green
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Betty A. Davis
Age 62 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Black
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Incapacitating Injuries
Passenger Name Phyllis J. Long
Age 75 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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