KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Serious Crash that Temporarily Closed Interstate 26

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 that Temporarily Closed Interstate 26
DATE: December 18, 2022
CASE #: 22-025012
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 17, 2022 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 26 at mile-marker 7.2. Due to the serious nature of the crash, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their resultant findings are as follows:

A black 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 door hatchback, driven and solely occupied by Lisa A. Falvey (55 years of age of Mount Carmel, TN) was westbound on I-26 in the right lane, when for unknown reasons it veered off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle subsequently overturned and came to rest on its side, against the guardrail, trapping Ms. Falvey inside.

Ms. Falvey sustained suspected major injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle. She was med-flighted to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. As of the most recent report, she remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Westbound I-26 was completely closed temporarily to allow for the landing of the med-flight helicopter on the interstate, and remained partially closed for the next few hours to allow for the safe investigation of the crash and removal of the involved vehicle and associated debris.

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

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser
Year 2001
Type 4 Door Hatchback
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage/Towed Away
Driver Name Lisa A. Falvey
Age 55 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Mount Carmel, TN
Injuries Suspected Major Injuries
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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