KPD: Crash victim from wrong-way crash on I-26 Sunday dies


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE – The crash victim involved in Sunday morning’s wrong-way crash has died.

The Kingsport Police Department says Margaret C. Buck of Johnson City succumbed to injuries from the crash and died at 9 p.m. on Monday night.

Buck had been driving westbound on I-26 when a Mercedes C230 that was driving the wrong way crashed into her Honda Accord.

The investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending.


The Kingsport Police Department has released more information regarding the crash on I-26 West early Sunday morning.

KPD says a woman was driving lawfully in her Honda Accord on I-26 westbound when the Zachary Hunt, of Unicoi, was driving a Mercedes C230 eastbound in the westbound lanes.

The Mercedes hit the Honda in a head-on collision, and both drivers were taken to the hospital.

Hunt received “non-incapacitating injuries,” but the driver of the Honda has reportedly suffered serious and incapacitating injuries.

The westbound lanes of I-26 near mile marker 6 were closed for over three hours.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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Interstate 26 West is back open after a crash that occurred around 5 a.m. on Sunday near mile marker 6.

The Kingsport Police Department reported all lanes shut down indefinitely earlier this morning.

KPD called the crash a “serious motor vehicle collision.”

No further details have been released at this time.

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