KPD e-News Release: Sunday Afternoon Crash Leaves Interstate and Lands in Domtar Park Below

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Sunday Afternoon Crash Leaves Interstate and Lands in Domtar Park Below
DATE: May 22, 2016
CASE #: 16-010671
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 22, 2016 at approximately 2:00 PM, a 1982 Chevrolet Pickup, driven by Randy J. Hensley, was eastbound on Interstate 26, crossing an overpass, between the Meadowview Parkway and West Stone Drive exits. The pickup was towing a car hauler trailer loaded with a 1994 Oldsmobile Custom.

Mr. Hensley stated that the trailer began to fishtail, causing him to lose control of his pickup. The trailer became detached from his pickup, and the trailer and the Oldsmobile overturned on the interstate. The pickup overrode the concrete barrier wall of the Interstate and plunged into the parking lot of Domtar Park below, located at 1414 Riverport Road.

Mr. Hensley’s pickup landed on, and virtually demolished, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was parked in the Domtar Park parking lot. Fortunately, the Silverado was unoccupied at the time. Flying debris from the crash struck and caused minor damage to six additional vehicles parked in the vicinity.

Mr. Hensley and his passenger were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by Sullivan County EMS, but miraculously only for a precautionary evaluation of possible injuries sustained in the crash. Both Mr. Hensley and his passenger were properly restrained by their seatbelts as required by law, which is a dynamic testament that seatbelts indeed reduce injuries and save lives.

COLLISION VEHICLE #1 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Pickup
Year 1982
Type Pickup
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Randy J. Hensley
Age 56 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Afton, TN
Injuries Possible
Passenger Name Larry T. Graham
Age 45 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Greeneville, TN
Injuries Possible
COLLISION VEHICLE #2 INFORMATION
Make Oldsmobile
Model Custom
Year 1994
Type Sedan
Color Blue
Damage Disabling Damage
COLLISION VEHICLE #3 INFORMATION
Make Chevrolet
Model Silverado
Year 2015
Type Pickup
Color Black
Damage Disabling Damage

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit