KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian Behind Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian Behind Dobyns-Bennett High School
DATE: August 16, 2021
CASE #: 21-017281
On August 16, 2021 just after 3:00 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on East Center Street behind Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport. Due to the nature of the incident, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit responded to the scene. Their investigation is currently underway.

The initial findings indicate that the crash involved a juvenile female driver and a juvenile male pedestrian. Both individuals are students at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. As of the time of issuance of this news release, his condition is unknown. Parents of both students have already been notified.

As the investigation is still in its infancy, no further details are currently available for release. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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