|Kingsport Police Department
David Quillin, Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
|SUBJECT:||K.P.D. Searching for Hit-and-Run Vehicle that Struck Pedestrian (Update)|
|DATE:||June 15, 2019|
|On June 15, 2019 as of approximately 3:00 AM, the hit-and-run vehicle has been located, the driver in question has been positively identified and is in police custody, and charges are forthcoming. The investigation into this crash is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
As previously released:
On June 15, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Kingsport Police Department is still on the scene of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 9:45 PM earlier this evening in the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. The pedestrian was transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.
The individual and vehicle in the included photo are believed to be involved. The vehicle appears to be a red, approximately 2010 model, Toyota Yaris compact 2-door hatchback. It should have front-end damage and a missing front bumper cover. The driver appears to be a tall (approximately 6 feet), slim, white male adult in his mid to late 40s.
Anyone who witnessed this crash, or who can potentially identify or provide a current location for either the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111 as soon as possible.
Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:
The investigation into this crash is still underway, so no additional details are currently available. Further information will be released at an appropriate point in the investigation.
|Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer
Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)