THP: Charges pending against trooper, driver in Kingsport crash

Source: WJHL

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper is in the hospital recovering from injuries she received in a crash. THP Sgt. Chris Moore said the trooper was trying to cross John B. Dennis Highway near Bloomingdale Road when she pulled out in front of a red Saturn car around 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Sgt. Moore said it did not appear that the Saturn was speeding and that the trooper may have failed to yield the right of way. THP Sgt. Noah Click identified the trooper as Ashley Hill.

According to a THP preliminary report, Philp BeBarrera, of Gate City, Va., was the driver of the Saturn. Charges are currently pending for both Hill and BeBarrera.

Click said Hill would be kept in the hospital throughout the night for observation of minor injuries.

BeBarrera was reportedly not injured in the crash, according to the preliminary report.

THP said the investigation is ongoing.

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