KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Serious Crash in 2900 Block of North John B. Dennis Highway

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: Kingsport Police Investigating Serious Crash in 2900 Block of North John B. Dennis Highway
DATE: July 20, 2021
CASE #: 21-015063
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 20, 2021 at approximately 2:20 PM Crash Reconstructionists with the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a serious motor vehicle collision in the 2900 block of North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A maroon 2001 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by a 17 year old male juvenile (not identified due to his minor age), was northbound in the 2900 block of North John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport. Meanwhile, a red 2018 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Shirley M. Kilgore, was southbound on the same section of roadway.

Ms. Kilgore attempted a left turn toward a private property and turned her Chevrolet into the path of the Honda resulting in an angular collision. The juvenile driver of the Honda was properly restrained and only sustained suspected minor injuries; however, Ms. Kilgore was not wearing her seatbelt and sustained serious injuries. She was transported via ambulance to an area medical facility for treatment where she remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 2001
Type 4-door sedan
Color Maroon
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Not released due to minor age
Age 17 years of age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Suspected Minor Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Cruze
Year 2018
Type 4-door sedan
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Shirley M. Kilgore
Age 84 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious Injury

Critical Condition

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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