KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Kingsport police have identified the suspect in a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a man and his dog Thursday evening.
Police have filed several charges against Jesse D. Carey, 28 of Kingsport, including vehicular homicide by recklessness, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death and second offense driving on a revoked license.
Carey remains at large, according to the police department. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in the 2000 block of Greenway Street in Kingsport.
Earlier Friday, police said they located the vehicle involved in the crash in Mount Carmel.
Stephen A. Jackson, 40, was walking his dog on a sidewalk in the 300 block of Ridgefields, near Riverport Road, around 6 p.m. Thursday when he and the dog both were struck by a 2002 Red Impreza, according to the police department.
Police say the car was northbound and “negotiating a curve, when for unknown reasons it left the right side of the road and struck both Mr. Jackson and the dog on the sidewalk.”
The car made it back into the roadway and left. Jackson was transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment but died of his injuries shortly after arrival. The dog died at the scene.
Police found the car at a Mount Carmel residence and seized it as evidence.
Police are asking anyone with information on where Carey may be to call dispatch at 423-246-9111.