KPD e-News Release: Fairview Avenue Crash Involving a Pedestrian Under Investigation by K.P.D. Traffic Unit

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Fairview Avenue Crash Involving a Pedestrian Under Investigation by K.P.D. Traffic Unit
DATE: September 16, 2020
CASE #: 20-019774
On September 15, 2020 at approximately 8:20 PM Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 1500 block of Fairview Avenue in Kingsport. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene. Their investigation thus far has revealed the following:

A white 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size sport utility vehicle, driven and solely occupied by Anthony S. White, was southbound on Fairview Avenue when two pedestrians, one of whom was Melissa D. Brandon, crossed the road in his path. Ms. Brandon was struck by the Tahoe. She was transported by Sullivan County E.M.S. to an area medical facility for emergency treatment of serious/life-threatening injuries. Mr. White was not injured.

This incident occurred after sunset, and the pedestrians appear to have crossed Fairview Avenue mid-block, neither at a crosswalk nor at an intersection. As of the time of issuance of this news release, Ms. Brandon remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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

Name Melissa D. Brandon
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious/Life-Threatening Injuries

Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Make Chevrolet
Model Tahoe
Year 2002
Type Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Anthony S. White
Age 62 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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