KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Christmas Eve Collision

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal Christmas Eve Collision
DATE: December 25, 2019
CASE #: 19-030144
On December 24, 2019 at approximately 8:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 26 at mile-marker 3 (Meadowview Parkway exit) in Kingsport. Due to the seriousness of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. Their resultant investigation yielded the following:

A white 2004 Ford Expedition full-size 4-door sport utility vehicle, driven and solely occupied by a juvenile (16 year old Hispanic female of Kingsport), was lawfully traveling east in the eastbound lanes of I-26.

Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, a beige 1996 Lincoln Town Car full-size 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Orval L. Quisenberry (98 year old white male of Kingsport), was unlawfully traveling west in the eastbound lanes on the wrong side of I-26.

The two vehicles collided in a head-on impact. The juvenile driver was transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area medical facility for treatment of incapacitating but non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Quisenberry was killed in the crash.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no additional details can or will be released at this time.

Make Ford
Model Expedition
Year 2004
Type Full-Size 4-Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Not Released Due to Minor Age
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Hispanic
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Incapacitating but Non-Life Threatening
Make Lincoln
Model Town Car
Year 1996
Type Full-Size 4-Door Sedan
Color Beige
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Orval L. Quisenberry
Age 98 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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