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Vehicle flips into Kingsport mobile home

January 7th, 2014 11:52 am by Rain Smith

Vehicle flips into Kingsport mobile home

The Anco Place crash scene on Tuesday morning. Photo by David Grace.

KINGSPORT — A vehicle exited a roadway Monday night and overturned, demolishing an unoccupied mobile home as the SUV flipped through the air.

Kingsport police report that an adjacent mobile home received significant damage. Fortunately, it was also uninhabited, and no major injuries were reported in the incident.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. Kingsport police say a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer was northbound on Moreland Drive when the driver, Amber N. Whitaker, 26, lost control and entered the grass median.

Whitaker’s vehicle then swerved back to the right across both northbound lanes, exited the roadway and struck a water meter. At that point, the Blazer went airborne and overturned, striking the unoccupied mobile homes on Anco Place.

The vehicle came to rest on its top between the structures, with Whitaker receiving no injuries. Police say a 29-year-old passenger was “possibly injured.”

Whitaker reportedly stated that the wreck may have been triggered by her vehicle sliding on a patch of ice. Investigators at the scene could locate no ice in the vicinity of the incident and charged her with failure to maintain control.

Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton says the owner of the uninhabited mobile homes was remodeling the structures.


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