KPD e-News Release: Motorist Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Motorist Killed in Single Vehicle Crash
DATE: May 29, 2021
CASE #: 21-011019
On the morning of May 29, 2021 the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Pearl Lane near Browder Road in Kingsport. While it is currently unknown exactly what time the crash occurred, it was discovered at approximately 6:00 AM. The findings of the investigation thus far are as follows:

A gray 2020 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck, believed at this time to be driven and solely occupied by Matthew Paul Chauvin, was eastbound on Pearl Lane, traveling toward Browder Road, when for unknown reason(s) it left the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The truck came to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Mr. Chauvin was killed in the crash.

This incident remains under active and ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit; therefore, no additional details are available for release.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash, or who may have any information that might assist with the associated investigation, is asked to contact K.P.D. Crash Investigators at 423-224-2750 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Make Toyota
Model Tundra
Year 2020
Type Full-size Pickup
Color Gray
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Matthew Paul Chauvin
Age 50 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Bourg, LA
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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