KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE – A pedestrian is in critical condition after she was hit by a vehicle in Kingsport on Tuesday night.

According to a release from the Kingsport Police Department, the crash involving pedestrians occurred around 8:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of Fairview Avenue.

KPD reports that a white 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was headed south on the road when two pedestrians crossed the road in front of it.

One of the pedestrians, Melissa Brandon was hit by the Tahoe and transported to an area medical facility by EMS.

She received serious life-threatening injuries and remains in the hospital in critical condition as of Wednesday, according to KPD.

The release says the driver of the Tahoe, Anthony White, was not injured in the crash.

KPD reports the crash happened after sunset in the middle of the block. The pedestrians were not crossing at a crosswalk or an intersection.

The crash remains under investigation.


Kingsport police are investigating a crash that reportedly involved a pedestrian.

According to the police department, officers responded to a crash with injuries in the 1500 block of Fairview Avenue around 8:22 p.m.

Police say no further information is available on the pedestrian’s condition.

The crash remains under investigation.

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