|Update: On the evening of August 15, 2021 the Kingsport Police Department was officially notified that Edward T. Greene had succumbed to his injuries and died earlier that afternoon. He had been hospitalized since August 9, 2021 when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision on South John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport.
The associated investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit remains active and ongoing. As such, no additional details are available for release at this time.
As previously released:
On August 9, 2021 at approximately 6:00 AM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a motor vehicle collision with injuries on South John B. Dennis Highway near Kingsgate Crossing in Kingsport. Based upon the severity of the crash, the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit was called to the scene. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:
A black 2011 Jeep Wrangler, driven and solely occupied by Edward T. Greene of Kingsport, was southbound on S. John B. Dennis Highway and attempting a left turn onto Kingsgate Crossing.
Meanwhile, a white 2013 Toyota 4Runner, driven and solely occupied by Alexis N. Faxon of Kingsport, was northbound on S. John B. Dennis Highway at the same intersection.
Mr. Greene turned his Jeep into the path of Ms. Faxon’s Toyota resulting in an angular collision between the two vehicles. Mr. Greene was not wearing his seatbelt and was completely ejected from the Jeep. Ms. Faxon was properly restrained, but had to be extricated from her vehicle.
Both drivers were transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment of suspected major injuries.
This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no additional details are available for release at this time.