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SUBJECT:Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal High Speed Motorcycle Crash on West Stone Drive
DATE:September 23, 2016
CASE #:16-020578
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 23, 2016 at approximately 2:00 AM, Officers of the Kingsport Police Department Patrol Division and Traffic Unit responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on West Stone Drive near Grandby Road in Kingsport. The ensuing investigation revealed the following:

A 2001 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Michael W. Bays, was westbound in the far right lane of West Stone Drive approaching Granby Road. A 2006 Yamaha Motorcycle, ridden by Logan R. Trent, was traveling in the same lane of the same road, in the same direction, approaching the Dodge Ram from behind at what appears to have been an extremely high rate of speed. Mr. Trent’s driver license was suspended at the time of the crash.

The motorcycle rear-ended the Dodge Ram causing Mr. Trent to lose complete control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle then crossed the median and both opposing traffic lanes before coming to rest against a grass embankment. As a result of the high speed impact, debris was strewn over approximately 500 linear feet of West Stone Drive. An eastbound Ford F-150 pickup struck some of that debris resulting in a flat tire.

Mr. Trent died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. None of the occupants of the two pickups were injured. A section of West Stone Drive remained closed for over three hours to allow for a thorough investigation of the crash and the safe removal of vehicles and debris, but it has since been reopened for traffic.

This crash remains under investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
MakeYamaha
ModelMotorcycle
Year2006
TypeMotorcycle
ColorBlack
DamageDisabling Damage
DriverNameLogan R. Trent
Age23 Years of Age
Gender/RaceMale/White
ResidencyRogersville, TN
InjuriesFatal
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
MakeDodge
ModelRam
Year2001
TypePickup Truck
ColorGreen
DamageDisabling Damage
DriverNameMichael W. Bays
Age54 Years of Age
Gender/RaceMale/White
ResidencyKingsport, TN
InjuriesNo Injury
COLLISION VEHICLE #3 INFORMATION
MakeFord
ModelF-150
Year2010
TypePickup Truck
ColorSilver
DamageMinor
DriverNameOwen L. Hetrick
Age65 Years of Age
Gender/RaceMale/White
ResidencyKingsport, TN
InjuriesNo Injury
PassengerNameLeona F. Blackburn
Age67 Years of Age
Gender/RaceFemale/White
ResidencyKingsport, TN
InjuriesNo Injury
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