THP: Investigation pending in crash involving JCPD officer, juvenile driver Tuesday night


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Johnson City police officer that occurred on North Roan Street Tuesday night.

According to a crash report from THP, the JCPD cruiser was headed south on North Roan Street around 7:53 p.m.

A Jeep Wrangler was driving on North Roan Street, headed in the opposite direction.

The crash report says the police cruiser was turning left onto Broyles Drive when the Jeep hit it on the right side.

THP reports the JCPD officer had been responding to a domestic disturbance when it was hit.

The driver of the Jeep was a 17-year-old from Mount Carmel, according to THP.

The officer involved in the crash was identified as Officer Zachary Isaiah Harris, 24.

Harris was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center for treatment for his injuries. JCPD Captain Scott Jenkins told News Channel 11 on Tuesday night that Harris had suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The juvenile driver was not injured, according to the report.

An investigation into the crash is pending.


A Johnson City police officer was involved in a car crash Tuesday night.

It happened at the intersection of North Roan Street and Browns Mill Road.

According to JCPD Capt. Scott Jenkins, the officer received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. He said the officer was the only person taken to a hospital.

The crash involved a patrol car and a Jeep.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating.

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