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Saturday, June 28, 2014

NEWS RELEASE/ Motor Vehicle Fatality **Update**

 

JCPD NEWS RELEASE

SUBJECT:

Fatal Crash

DATE:

06/28/2014

TIME:

21:24

PREPARED BY:

MPO Joe Roberts 451

APPROVED BY:

Captain G. Harrell

 

 

On 06/27/2014 at 10:51PM, Officers of the Johnson City Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on I26 Eastbound near mile 12.  Responding units discovered that a vehicle had stuck a cow that was in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Johnson City Medical Center with life threatening injuries.  Despite life saving measures, the driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by attending physicians.  The investigation is continuing by the Johnson City Police Department Traffic Homicide Team.  More information will be released when possible.  The name of the driver was being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.  Notification has been made and the identity of the driver is 49 year-old  James L. Sparks of Rainbow Circle in Kingsport.  The Johnson City Traffic Homicide Team is continuing the investigation.

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