KPD e-News Release: Truck Driver Critically Injured in Two Tractor-Trailer Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Truck Driver Critically Injured in Two Tractor-Trailer Crash
DATE: November 4, 2019
CASE #: 19-025893
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 4, 2019 at approximately 11:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a collision involving two tractor trailers on Fordtown Road at the intersection with Tri-Cities Crossing in Kingsport. Due to the severity of injuries sustained by one of the drivers, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A white 2019 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer, driven and solely occupied by Carl Adolph Reuter (73 year-old white/male of Milton, Florida), was westbound on Fordtown Road and preparing to proceed straight through the intersection with Tri-Cities Crossing and enter an access ramp to northbound Interstate 81.

Meanwhile a white 2014 WSTR Truck tractor-trailer, driven and solely occupied by Anthony Alan Wofford (63 year-old white/male of Laurel, Mississippi), was northbound on Fordtown Road and preparing to proceed straight through the same intersection onto Tri-Cities Crossing.

The Freightliner had a stop sign; however, the WSTR had no traffic controls. Mr. Reuter failed to yield the right of way and drove the Freightliner into the intersection, directly in the path of the WSTR. With the intersection completely blocked, the WSTR crashed into the side of the Freightliner’s trailer, causing the entire Freightliner tractor and trailer to roll onto its side.

Mr. Reuter was not injured; however, Mr. Wofford sustained serious incapacitating injuries requiring transportation by Sullivan County EMS to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. As of the time of issuance of this news release, Mr. Wofford remains hospitalized in critical condition.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, additional details neither can nor will be released at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Freightliner
Model Cascadia
Year 2019
Type Tractor-Trailer
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Carl Adolph Reuter
Age 73 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Milton, FL
Injuries No Injury
Carrier Name Wright Transportation
Location Mobile, Alabama
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make WSTR
Model Truck
Year 2014
Type Tractor-Trailer
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Anthony Alan Wofford
Age 63 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Laurel, Mississippi
Injuries Serious Incapacitating Injuries/Critical Condition
Carrier Name Pilgrim Construction Company
Location Heidelberg, Mississippi
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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