KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Issues Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Issues Traffic Advisory Due to Serious Crash (Update)
DATE: March 28, 2020
CASE #: 20-007136
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. The resultant investigation revealed the following:

A white 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, pulling a small single-axle enclosed utility trailer, was eastbound in the 4200 block of West Stone Drive. The pickup was driven and solely occupied by Flavio Gonzalez Cervantes (37 year old Hispanic male of Church Hill, TN).

A blue 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jared C. White (28 year old white male of Kingsport) and also ridden by a passenger, Lesley B. Seckler (33 year old white female of Kingsport) failed to yield the right of way and pulled from a private drive into the path of the pickup resulting in a collision.

Mr. White was killed in the crash. Ms. Seckler was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious incapacitating injuries. She currently remains hospitalized in critical condition. Mr. Cervantes was not injured in the collision.

All eastbound lanes of West Stone Drive remained closed for approximately four hours to allow for care and transportation of the injured, clearing of damaged vehicles and debris, and safe investigation of the crash. All lanes have since reopened and normal traffic patterns have resumed.

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

As previously released:

On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit has been called to the scene. Their investigation into the crash is just now beginning.

As of the time of issuance of this news release, all eastbound lanes of Stone Drive are blocked at the location of the crash. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, seek an alternate route, and avoid the area if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, and obey all traffic instructions.

No further information regarding the crash is available at this time. Due to the late hour, it is unlikely that any further details will be released until the following day at the earliest.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Year 2015
Type Full-Size Pickup
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Flavio Gonzalez Cervantes
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Hispanic
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Harley Davidson
Model Motorcycle
Year 2003
Type Motorcycle
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jared C. White
Age 28 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Passenger Name Lesley B. Seckler
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Incapacitating Injuries
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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