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Update: Teen injured in Kingsport rollover

February 12th, 2014 12:21 pm by Rain Smith

Update: Teen injured in Kingsport rollover

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Update: 3:20 p.m.

Two teens were transported to the hospital on Wednesday following a single vehicle rollover crash in Kingsport.

It occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on John B. Dennis Highway. According to Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton, a 2009 Scion TC coupe was traveling south near the Orebank Road overpass.

The driver, identified as a 16-year-old female, reportedly failed to maintain control. When her left side wheels entered the grass median she overcorrected, causing the car to spin.

The vehicle then reentered the median and flipped, coming to rest in northbound lanes of John B. Dennis Highway. The driver received possible injuries, according to police, while her 17-year-old female passenger received non-incapacitating injuries.

They were both transported by ambulance to Holston Valley Medical Center. Patton says more serious injury was likely avoided thanks to the use of seatbelts.

The crash snarled traffic on John B. Dennis. Southbound lanes were substantially slowed, while northbound lanes were closed for approximately an hour.


A rollover crash on John B. Dennis Highway in Kingsport was snarling midday traffic on Wednesday.

It occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the Orebank Road exit, closing northbound lanes between there and Memorial Boulevard.

Southbound lanes were also substantially slowed due to the single vehicle incident. According to scanner traffic, one occupant of the vehicle was transported to the hospital for treatment.

By 12:30 p.m. all lanes of traffic had been reopened. Additional information was not immediately available.

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