Church Hill man accused of killing woman with pickup truck while intoxicated

KINGSPORT (WJHL) – Kingsport Police arrested a man they say was intoxicated in a crash that killed an elderly woman.

Police say they responded to a crash on Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport near the Va. state line around 7 p.m. Monday.

Officers say a pickup truck got out of its northbound lane and hit a car in the southbound lane.

Police arrested the pickup truck’s driver, 33-year-old Chris Collins of Church Hill.

Police have charged Chris Collins in a fatal crash on Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport.
Police have charged Chris Collins in a fatal crash on Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport.

He’s being charged with driving under the influence (2nd offense), vehicular homicide by intoxication, and felony reckless endangerment.

Investigators said 71-year-old Deanna Parrott of Kingsport died in the crash.

Alcohol and drugs are suspected in the crash.

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