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Kingsport pedestrian fatally struck by car

Staff report • Sep 26, 2018 at 11:08 AM

KINGSPORT — A 58-year-old woman died Tuesday night after being hit by a vehicle on Stone Drive, according to police.

A Kingsport Police Department press release states the incident occurred at about 9:45 at the intersection with Lynn Garden Drive. A black 2014 Ford Fusion was westbound in the far left lane and reportedly “traveling lawfully through the intersection.”

Meanwhile, Tamara J. King, of Kingsport, was attempting to walk across West Stone Drive in a southbound direction. She was hit as she crossed into the path of the car.

King was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center by EMS and died shortly after arrival. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Toni A. Fitzgerald, 30, of Church Hill, was not injured in the collision.

The incident is continuing to be investigated by the KPD Traffic Unit, with no additional information being released at this time.

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