KPD: Both drivers taken to hospital after early morning crash on I-26, one driver driving wrong way


WE HAVE AN UPDATE FROM KINGSPORT POLICE FOLLOWING A HEAD-ON CRASH ON I-26 THAT SHUT DOWN THE WESTBOUND LANES FOR HOURS TODAY. A CRASH REPORT SAYS A WOMAN WAS DRIVING A HONDA ACCORD ON INTERSTATE 26 NEAR MILE MARKER 6 WESTBOUND WHEN SHE WAS HIT HEAD-ON BY A MERCEDES SEDAN DRIVING THE WRONG WAY AROUND 5 THIS MORNING. THE DRIVER OF THE MERCEDES IS IDENTIFIED AS 23-YEAR-OLD “ZACHARY HUNT” OF UNICOI. BOTH DRIVERS WERE TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR TREATMENT OF THEIR INJURIES… HUNT SUFFERED NON- LIFE THREATENING INJURIES WHILE THE DRIVER OF THE HONDA IS BEING TREATED FOR SERIOUS INJURIES. THE INVESTIGATION REMAINS ONGOING TONIGHT. CHARGES ARE PENDING…

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