Kingsport Police ask for assistance in motor vehicle crash

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KINGSPORT, Tenn-- Police are investigating a crash that shut down parts of Ft. Henry Drive Saturday evening.

According to a news release from the Kingsport Police Department, on Janaury 19th at 9:00p.m., officers were called to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Hammond Bridge along Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport.

A black 2017 Toyota RAV4 was traveling south across the bridge when the right passenger rear view mirror struck an unidentified object, resulting in minor damage.

Both the driver and the passenger stated that they believed they may have possibly clipped a pedestrian with the mirror; however, that has yet to be confirmed.

First responders from the Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Fire Department, Sullivan County EMS, and Kingsport Life Saving Crew began canvassing the surrounding area for the possibly involved pedestrian.

This search included the immediate area on and around the bridge above the river, as well as the river and riverbank directly below the bridge and downstream. Crews searched for several hours following the collision, and resumed their search first thing the following morning; however, no such pedestrian has been located or positively confirmed to have even been involved.

Investigators are requesting that anyone who may have possibly witnessed this crash to please contact them as soon as possible. Information may be called in to either the K.P.D. Traffic Unit at 423-224-2750 or to Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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