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

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Killed in Colonial Heights Crash
DATE: May 25, 2021
CASE #: 21-010737
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.

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
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
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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