Teen dies in Hawkins crash

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

A 19-year-old Kingsport man was killed early Thursday morning after he was ejected from his vehicle, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers.

Trooper Jeremy Shelton said Justin R. Stallard’s vehicle was travelling on Big Elm Road in Mount Carmel around 2:51 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and struck and embankment near Tranbarger Road.

Shelton said Stallard was ejected when the vehicle rolled over, and Stallard was not wearing a seatbelt.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be contributing factors.

Shelton noted that, in his opinion, a seat belt would have made a difference in the outcome.

-From Staff Reports

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