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Saturday, April 26, 2014

JCPD NEWS RELEASE.polk

JCPD NEWS RELEASE

SUBJECT:

Traffic Fatality

DATE:

04/26/14

TIME:

12:00 pm.

PREPARED BY:

Lt. Becky West

APPROVED BY:

Sergeant Shaun Miller

 

 

     On April 26, 2014 at about 5:01 am., officers of the Johnson City Police Department responded to a traffic crash with injuries on I-26 westbound near mile marker 11.2.  Upon arrival, officers found that a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire was traveling west on I-26 and ran off the roadway into the center median.  The vehicle struck the metal cables and posts in the median, turned sideways and struck the leading end of the guardrail in the passenger’s side door.  The driver is identified as Nathan G. Fullen, age 18, 119 Fullen Lane, Chilhowie, Va and was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  A passenger, Sherri Lee Polk, age 36, P.O. Box 1153, Chilhowie, Va. received fatal injuries in the crash.  She was taken to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine for autopsy.  Charges are pending in this investigation.

The crash is being investigated by the Johnson City Police Department Traffic Homicide Team.

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