KPD e-News Release: Motorcyclist Killed in Colonial Heights Crash

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Killed in Colonial Heights Crash
DATE: May 25, 2021
CASE #: 21-010737
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 25, 2021 at approximately 12:00 Noon, the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 4100 block of Fort Henry Drive, in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A blue 2003 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle, operated and solely ridden by Brian W. Dunn, was southbound on Fort Henry Drive. Meanwhile, a white 2014 Honda CRV, driven and solely occupied by Phyllis R. Laney, was northbound on Fort Henry Drive. Ms. Laney attempted a left turn toward a private property and turned her SUV into the path of the oncoming motorcycle resulting in a collision. Mr. Dunn was killed in the crash. Ms. Laney was not injured.

This incident remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with possible charges pending; therefore, absolutely no additional details are currently available for release.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model CRV
Year 2014
Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Phyllis R. Laney
Age 71 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Suzuki
Model GSXR
Year 2003
Type Motorcycle
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Operator Name Brian W. Dunn
Age 34 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

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