Kingsport police say the incident occurred at about 6:30 Friday morning in front of Walmart, at the intersection with Lawson Drive. A westbound Subaru Crosstrek was reportedly stopped or slowing for a traffic signal when struck from behind by a 2005 Mack Tractor Trailer.
The driver of the tractor trailer, Sean Carrington Phillips, 32, of Clintwood, Va., reportedly failed to slow and heavily struck the Subaru. The Subaru driver, Tony L. McInturff, 61, is said to have suffered "extremely serious injuries." As of Friday evening he was in critical condition. Phipps was not injured.
A police investigation is continuing with charges pending. Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call the KPD at (423) 224-2750 or (423) 246-9111.