KPD e-News Release: Pedestrian in Critical Condition Following East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Pedestrian in Critical Condition Following East Stone Drive Motor Vehicle Collision
DATE: November 24, 2019
CASE #: 19-027653
On November 23, 2019 at approximately 9:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 1400 block of East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of injuries sustained by the pedestrian, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A gray 2002 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, driven and solely occupied by Phyllis Ann Nelson (66 year old white female of Weber City, VA), appeared to be lawfully traveling west on East Stone Drive in the far right of the three westbound lanes.

Meanwhile, a pedestrian, Jason K. Chase (48 year old white male of Bristol, TN), was unlawfully attempting to cross East Stone Drive in a northbound direction. He was neither crossing at an intersection nor in a crosswalk. Mr. Chase entered the path of Ms. Nelson’s Ford resulting in him being struck by the vehicle.

Mr. Chase was transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious incapacitating injuries. As of the most recent information available at the time of issuance of this news release, he remains hospitalized in critical condition. Ms. Nelson was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further details are available for release at this time.

Make Ford
Model Explorer
Year 2002
Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Gray
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Phyllis Ann Nelson
Age 66 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Weber City, Virginia
Injuries No Injury
Name Jason K. Chase
Age 48 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Bristol, Tennessee
Injuries Serious Incapacitating Injuries

Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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