|Kingsport Police Department
Dale Phipps, Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
|SUBJECT:||Kingsport Police Investigating Serious Crash that Temporarily Closed Interstate 26|
|DATE:||December 18, 2022|
|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|
|Type||4 Door Hatchback|
|Damage||Disabling Damage/Towed Away|
|Driver||Name||Lisa A. Falvey|
|Age||55 Years of Age|
|Residency||Mount Carmel, TN|
|Injuries||Suspected Major Injuries|
|Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer
Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)