KPD e-News Release: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update)
DATE: September 1, 2019
CASE #: 19-020414
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Westbound Interstate 26 in Kingsport is back open for travel. No details regarding the crash that caused the earlier road closure are available at this time.

As previously released:

On September 1, 2019 as of just after 5:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department and other first responders are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 6 in Kingsport. All of the westbound traffic lanes are completely shut down indefinitely to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area, and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, maintain a high level of situational awareness, and obey all traffic instructions. No further information regarding the actual crash is available at this time.

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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