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SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Serious Head-On Collision on Fort Henry Drive
DATE: June 16, 2016
CASE #: 16-012707
On June 16, 2016 at approximately 4:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a head-on collision on Fort Henry Drive, approximately one-tenth of a mile south of the intersection with Moreland Drive in Kingsport. The resultant investigation revealed the following:

A 2012 Honda Odyssey, driven by Jeremiah M. Hein, and also occupied by a 3 year old child, was traveling on Fort Henry Drive in the left southbound lane, negotiating a curve.

A 2001 Ford Mustang, driven by sole-occupant, Charles E. Sorah, was traveling on Fort Henry Drive in the left northbound lane, negotiating the same curve from the opposing direction. For unknown reasons, the Mustang veered left across the double-yellow center lines and struck the minivan in a head-on impact.

An independent witness traveling behind the minivan confirmed the aforementioned sequence of events.

All three motorists involved were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. Mr. Hein and the child were both treated for non-incapacitating injuries, while Mr. Sorah is currently undergoing treatment for serious injuries.

Fort Henry Drive traffic was detoured and/or delayed for nearly three hours due to multiple lane closures to allow for the investigation of the crash and clearing of vehicles and debris.

Crash Reconstructionists from the K.P.D. Traffic Unit were called in to assist. This collision remains under investigation with charges pending.

Make Honda
Model Odyssey
Year 2012
Type Minivan
Color Light Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Jeremiah M. Hein
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Piney Flats, TN
Injuries Non-Incapacitating
Passenger Name Not Released Due to Minor Age
Age 3 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Piney Flats
Injuries Non-Incapacitating
Make Ford
Model Mustang
Year 2001
Type 2-door Sport Coupe
Color Dark Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Charles E. Sorah
Age 67 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Serious Injuries
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