KPD e-News Release: Pedestrian Killed in West Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Pedestrian Killed in West Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision
DATE: September 26, 2018
CASE #: 18-027233
On September 25, 2018 at approximately 9:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the intersection of West Stone Drive at Lynn Garden Drive in reference to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Due to the seriousness of the injuries to the pedestrian, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate.

Based upon their preliminary assessment, Investigators determined that a black 2014 Ford Fusion compact 4-door sedan, driven by Toni A. Fitzgerald, was westbound on West Stone Drive in the far left lane, and appears to have been traveling lawfully through the intersection. A pedestrian, identified as Tamara J. King, was attempting to cross West Stone Drive in a southbound direction.

Ms. King was struck as she crossed into the path of Ms. Fitzgerald’s vehicle in the traffic lane. She was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. for emergency medical treatment; however, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival at the hospital. Ms. Fitzgerald was not injured during the incident.

This crash remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no additional details are available for release at the present time.

Make Ford
Model Fusion
Year 2014
Type Compact 4-Door Sedan
Color Black
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Toni A. Fitzgerald
Age 30 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries No Injury
Name Tamara J. King
Age 58 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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