KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Colonial Heights Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Colonial Heights Crash
DATE: November 10, 2018
CASE #: 18-030783
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 10, 2018 at approximately 3:30 PM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash and the injuries sustained, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was summoned to the scene. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A blue 2003 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup, driven by Tyler B. Cross, was southbound on Fort Henry Drive approaching the intersection with Green Hills Drive. Meanwhile, a black 1998 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup, driven by Rita L. Cline and occupied by one passenger, George W. Cline, was northbound on Fort Henry Drive attempting a left turn onto Green Hills Drive.

The black 1998 pickup pulled into the path of the blue 2003 pickup resulting in an angular collision between the two vehicles. The black 1998 pickup rolled over and left the roadway before coming to a rest upside down.

Mr. Cross was not injured in the crash; however, both Mr. and Mrs. Cline were transported to an area medical facility by Sullivan County EMS. Mrs. Cline was evaluated for possible injuries, but has since been treated and released. Mr. Cline’s injuries were much more severe. He succumbed to his injuries and died after arrival at the hospital.

This crash remains under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with possible charges pending. As such, no additional information is available for release at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Year 2003
Type Full-Size Pickup
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Tyler B. Cross
Age 31 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Piney Flats, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Year 1998
Type Full-Size Pickup
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Rita L. Cline
Age 74 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injury
Passenger Name George W. Cline
Age 78 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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