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Fatal Hit-and-Run in Kingsport Leads to Arrest


Kingsport, TN (August 4, 2020) Law enforcement states that a man was arrested after a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred around noon on August 4 on Interstate 26 / U.S. 23 close to the West Stone Drive interchange. Based on reports provided by the Kingsport Police Department, a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck entered the left side of the road, sideswiped a work vehicle parked in a median, and collided with a work crew member who was standing close to the work vehicle.

As a result of the collision, the work crew member was killed. Another worker inside of the work truck was not injured. The F-150 driver continued on U.S. 23 and traveled into Virginia. Due to an eyewitness report, the F-150 eventually stopped by Weber City Police Department and the driver was arrested on independent but related charges. Kingsport police report that additional details about the accident are still under investigation.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 737,1000 hit-and-run accidents in 2015 that resulted in 1,819 fatalities. Based on how bad the collision is, some of the most common injuries that hit and run victims end up experiencing include brain trauma, broken bones, burns, internal organ damage, lost limbs, spinal cord damage, and paralysis.

Contact a Tennessee Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a hit-and-run accident, it can help to speak with an attorney, who might even be able to help you locate the responsible party. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation. 

Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!

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