Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Kingsport Police Investigating Fatal I-26 Crash
Date & Time February 26, 2014

Approximately 12:45 PM

Location of Incident Interstate 26 in the Vicinity of West Stone Drive

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department’s Traffic Unit is currently investigating a fatal I-26 traffic crash.

On February 26, 2014 at approximately 12:45 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a traffic crash on westbound Interstate 26 in the vicinity of West Stone Drive. K.P.D. Patrol and Traffic Units responded to the scene. Their investigation is still ongoing; however, they have confirmed at least one fatality in the crash.

Motorists are urged to consider an alternate route and avoid the immediate area for the time being until the initial investigation is complete and the scene is cleared.

Additional information will follow as soon as it becomes available.

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit