According to Kingsport police, the incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes, just past Memorial Boulevard. Jonathon Tyler Winston, Kingsport, was reportedly driving a 1995 Lincoln Town Car at a high rate of speed when he lost control and slid sideways.
The vehicle exited the roadway to the right, according to police, then struck an embankment and rolled. Responding officers found the car had come to rest in the median, while Winston was located outside the vehicle.
Winston was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. His passenger, Jacob L. Clark, 21, also of Kingsport, was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of possible injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit.