KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Traffic Unit Investigating Fatal Crash on East Stone Drive

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Traffic Unit Investigating Fatal Crash on East Stone Drive
DATE: July 19, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 19, 2014 at approximately 5:00 AM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a fatal motor vehicle collision that had occurred on East Stone Drive in the vicinity of Tyson Lane in Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department’s Patrol Division and Traffic Unit responded to the scene of the crash. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A 2007 Kia Spectra 4-door sedan, driven by Bobby D. Jarrett, was properly traveling east in the appropriate eastbound lanes of East Stone Drive.

A 2006 Honda Accord 4-door sedan, driven by Samuel G. Huffine, was improperly traveling left of center on the wrong side of the road (westbound in the eastbound lanes) on East Stone Drive. Summer Nicole Huffine was also in the Honda as a front seat passenger.

The Honda struck the Kia head-on. Mr. Jarrett sustained fatal injuries from the impact. Mr. and Mrs. Huffine sustained possible injuries and were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County E.M.S. Both vehicles received disabling damage and had to be towed from the roadway.

The investigation is still ongoing by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. In addition to the Honda being on the wrong side of the roadway, both alcohol consumption and excessive speed are believed to be contributing factors in this fatal collision. Charges are pending.

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make 2006
Model Honda
Year Accord
Type 4-door Sedan
Color Gold
Damage Disabling Damage/Towed from Scene
Driver Name Samuel G. Huffine
Age 27 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injuries/Transported to HVMC by SCEMS
Passenger Name Summer Nicole Huffine
Age 25 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Female
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Possible Injuries/Transported to HVMC by SCEMS
COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make 2007
Model Kia
Year Spectra
Type 4-door Sedan
Color Gold
Damage Disabling Damage/Towed from Scene
Driver Name Bobby D. Jarrett
Age 50 Years of Age
Race/Gender White/Male
Residency Church Hill, TN
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit