KPD e-News Release: Fatal Crash on North John B. Dennis Highway Under Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Fatal Crash on North John B. Dennis Highway Under Investigation
DATE: September 27, 2021
CASE #: 21-020141
On September 25, 2021 at approximately 3:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to North John B. Dennis Highway, just south of the Orebank Road interchange, in Kingsport in reference to a vehicle off the side of the roadway.

Responding Officers, determined that the vehicle had been involved in a collision and discovered that the driver, identified as Wendy Annette Ramsey, was deceased. The K.P.D. Traffic Unit was subsequently called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A beige 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, driven and believed to be solely occupied by Ms. Ramsey, was northbound on John B. Dennis Highway and attempting to negotiate a curve, when for unknown reason(s) the vehicle left the right side of the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and struck a tree.

This incident remains under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As the crash was not discovered until well after the fact, Investigators do not know exactly when it occurred. Anyone who may have witnessed this event is asked to contact the K.P.D. Traffic Unit at 423-224-2750.

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 Chevrolet
Model Blazer
Year 2000
Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Color Beige
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Wendy Annette Ramsey
Age 51 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Dungannon, VA
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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