The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital, but died enroute. Several people from in the van were emotionally distraught and were seen praying together on the scene. The driver of van said he was making a left turn from Broad St. onto West 35th when the motorcycle hit the back of his van.
Police say a semi crossed the median and hit another semi head-on, hitting other vehicles and sparking a massive fire and explosions. Police say one person was killed and three others were injured in the crash, while two firefighters were injured while battling the fire. People living within a half-mile radius from the crash were evacuated for a few hours but were later allowed to return home.
An allegedly impaired and half-naked woman was arrested Monday after the SUV she was driving slammed into a car at a West Knoxville intersection, leaving a mother and her toddler son seriously injured.Bystanders stopped the alleged drunken driver from fleeing the crash scene.“If I had to sit on her until the police came, that was gonna happen,” said Julie Lapolla. “And she had no bottoms on, she had no underwear on ... she asked me for my pants.”
Kingsport police believe speed and alcohol use played a role in a fatal head-on collision Saturday morning on East Stone Drive that left one man dead and two other people with possible injuries.
The deceased was identified by the Kingsport Police Department as Bobby D. Jarrett, 50, of Church Hill.
According to police reports, Jarrett was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Kia Spectra on East Stone Drive in the vicinity of Tyson Lane when he was struck head-on by a 2006 Honda Accord driven by Samuel G. Huffine, 27, of Kingsport.
A retired officer in the Tennessee National Guard was killed in an off-road vehicle wreck.
Retired Major Lee Sharber died when he lost control of his off-road vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He was 44.
Sharber was on a dune buggy with his girlfriend, Leslie Johansen, on Motlow Road when the vehicle hit a patch of uneven surface.
"They were on the way back to her house and he leaned over and kissed her and said, ‘I love you so much,' and she said she noticed the vehicle was veering off the road, hit the telephone pole," said Leon Sharber, Lee Sharber's dad.