KPD e-News Release: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update #2)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

www.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update #2)
DATE: September 1, 2019
CASE #: 19-020414
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update #2: On September 1, 2019, at approximately 5:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 near mile-marker 6 (Rock Springs Road exit) in Kingsport. Based on the seriousness of the injuries to those involved, the K.P.D. Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A dark blue 2008 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Margaret C. Buck of Johnson City, TN, was lawfully traveling westbound on I-26 near mile-marker 6. Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, a black 2005 Mercedes C230 4-door sedan, driven and solely occupied by Zachary D. Hunt of Unicoi, TN, was unlawfully traveling the wrong way, eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-26 at the same location.

The Mercedes struck the Honda in a head-on impact. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment, Mr. Hunt with non-incapacitating injuries, but Ms. Buck with serious/incapacitating injuries. The westbound lanes of Interstate 26 were completely closed for over three hours to allow for the initial treatment and transportation of the injured, the thorough investigation of the crash, and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

This remains an active ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit with charges pending. As such, no additional information will be released at this time.

Update: Westbound Interstate 26 in Kingsport is back open for travel. No details regarding the crash that caused the earlier road closure are available at this time.

As previously released:

On September 1, 2019 as of just after 5:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department and other first responders are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 6 in Kingsport. All of the westbound traffic lanes are completely shut down indefinitely to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area, and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, maintain a high level of situational awareness, and obey all traffic instructions. No further information regarding the actual crash is available at this time.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 2008
Type 4-door sedan
Color Dark Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Margaret C. Buck
Age 47 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Johnson City, TN
Injuries Serious/Incapacitating Injuries
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Mercedes
Model C230
Year 2005
Type 4-door sedan
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Zachary D. Hunt
Age 23 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Unicoi, TN
Injuries Non-Incapacitating Injuries
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash (Update)
DATE: September 1, 2019
CASE #: 19-020414
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: Westbound Interstate 26 in Kingsport is back open for travel. No details regarding the crash that caused the earlier road closure are available at this time.

As previously released:

On September 1, 2019 as of just after 5:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department and other first responders are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 6 in Kingsport. All of the westbound traffic lanes are completely shut down indefinitely to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area, and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, maintain a high level of situational awareness, and obey all traffic instructions. No further information regarding the actual crash is available at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Westbound I-26 Closed Due to Serious Crash
DATE: September 1, 2019
CASE #: 19-020414
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 1, 2019 as of just after 5:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department and other first responders are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 26 at mile-marker 6 in Kingsport. All of the westbound traffic lanes are completely shut down indefinitely to allow for the thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of any and all involved vehicles and related debris.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead, avoid the area, and seek an alternate route if at all possible. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to exercise caution and patience, maintain a high level of situational awareness, and obey all traffic instructions. No further information regarding the actual crash is available at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Identities Sought for Couple Recorded in Act of Motor Vehicle Theft

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Identities Sought for Couple Recorded in Act of Motor Vehicle Theft
DATE: August 30, 2019
CASE #: 19-019997
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 27, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, a suspect couple was recorded on surveillance video during the act of committing the motor vehicle theft of a dark green 1995 Nissan Sentra compact 4-door sedan. The vehicle was stolen while it had been left unlocked with the keys in it while parked in the parking lot of Walgreens, located at 2200 Memorial Court in Kingsport.

The suspects appear to be a white male and a white female. A grainy photo of the suspects, taken from surveillance video footage, has been included in this release. A clip of the actual footage has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/W_3QHIqW-RI

Anyone who recognizes either of them is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

Citizens are reminded and strongly encouraged to never leave their vehicles unlocked and never leave their keys in their vehicles. For additional information and preventative measures on the crime of Motor Vehicle Theft, please see the previously issued news release below:

https://kingsportpdblog.com/2019/02/07/kpd-e-news-release-citizens-urged-to-take-basic-preventative-measures-due-to-surge-in-motor-vehicle-thefts-and-auto-burglaries/

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: List of Prohibited Items at Tri-Pride Festival Officially Released (Reminder)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: List of Prohibited Items at Tri-Pride Festival Officially Released (Reminder)
DATE: August 30, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

AT THE TRI-PRIDE FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2019:

NO WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE INCLUDING FIREARMS, KNIVES, ELECTRICAL WEAPONS, CHEMICAL WEAPONS OR OTHER ITEMS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED AS A WEAPON.

NO GLASS, THERMAL, PLASTIC, OR METAL CONTAINERS INCLUDING FOOD, LIQUID OR DRINK CANS, BOTTLES OR COOLERS OF ANY KIND TO INCLUDE WATER BOTTLES.

NO CONTAINERS, BAGS, PURSES, FANNY PACKS OR BACKPACKS (ONLY REQUIRED MEDICAL ITEMS OR CHILD CARE ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED).

FOLDING CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED BUT NOT WITH THEIR STORAGE BAGS.

POLES, STICKS, CLUBS, BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL BATS, GOLF CLUBS, UMBRELLAS, TENTS OR CANOPIES, SELFIE STICKS, OR OTHER ITEMS THAT COULD BE USED AS A WEAPON.

NO MASKS, INCLUDING GAS MASKS OR ANY OTHER FACE COVERING.

NO TORCHES, LANTERNS, FIREWORKS OR ANY OTHER DEVICE THAT USES FIRE OR FUEL.

NO AEROSOLS, SPRAY CANS, OR PRESSURIZED CONTAINERS.

NO TOY OR REPLICA WEAPONS. NO LASER POINTERS, FLASHLIGHTS OR OTHER DEVICES THAT CAN BE USED TO DIRECT LIGHT INTO EYES OR FACES.

NO ANIMALS EXCEPT WORKING SERVICE ANIMALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADA REGULATIONS.

NO MISSILES, PROJECTILES, OR OTHER ITEMS THAT IF THROWN COULD CAUSE INJURY.

NO ITEMS DETERMINED TO BE POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS.

NO HORNS, NOISEMAKERS, OR ANY AMPLIFIED SOUND EQUIPMENT DEVICES.

NO SIGNS OVER 3’ x 3’.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES, CONTAINERS OR BAGS FROM FAST FOOD OR OTHER RESTAURANTS OR GROCERY STORES. SMALL PRE-PACKAGED FOOD ITEMS WILL BE ALLOWED (I.E. GRANOLA BARS, PROTEIN BARS, CANDY BARS).

NO BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS OR SCOOTERS.

For further explanation and/or additional clarification on some of the above rules, please visit the following link:

https://www.FaceBook.com/TriPrideTN/posts/659220101221136?__tn__=K-R

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Detectives Working to Identify Cloned Debit Card Fraud Suspects

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Working to Identify Cloned Debit Card Fraud Suspects
DATE: August 28, 2019
CASE #: 19-015591
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 9 and 10, 2019 four $75 gift cards ($300 total) were fraudulently purchased at Walmart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, using a woman’s debit card account. K.P.D. Detectives believe that the suspects used a clone of her card, because her original card remained in her possession.

Two white male suspects were captured on surveillance video during the commission of one of the fraudulent purchases, and photos taken from that footage have been included in this release. Two clips of the actual footage have also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/1qft8IAUs04

https://youtu.be/rcpFrvfPnPE

Anyone who recognizes either of them is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Reissue)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Reissue)
DATE: August 23, 2019
CASE #: 19-011163
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The following missing person news release was originally issued on May 30, 2019. This has remained an active and ongoing investigation since that time; however, Ronnie D. Herring is still missing and all leads have been exhausted.

Anyone who sees him or who may know his current whereabouts is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

As previously released:

On May 22, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, Ronnie D. Herring was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his sister. She advised that nobody in her family had seen or heard from him since December 2018. She stated that he is currently homeless, but typically frequents the Downtown and Lynn Garden areas of Kingsport. There is also reason to believe that he may have possibly traveled to Miami, Florida.

Mr. Herring is a 47 year old white male adult with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs roughly 200 pounds. A photograph of Mr. Herring is included with this release. Anyone who sees him or who may know his current whereabouts is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Ronnie D. Herring
Age 47 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 1 inch

200 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN or Miami, FL

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton