SUV crashes into Kingsport apartment building

Courtesy: Kevin Parker

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – A car crashed into an apartment complex in Kingsport on Tuesday night.

A Kingsport Police Department report said officers responded to a crash with injuries at an apartment on 1000 Stonegate Road.

When officers arrived they found a dark green Toyota Rav 4 had crashed into the north wall of the Echo Building at Stonegate Apartment complex.

The driver of vehicle, Lapri Mamudu, was alert sitting in the driver’s seat holding a female infant.

Mamudu told police she was dropping off a man on McGee Street and said when she stopped at the corner of McGee and north of Stonegate Apartments, and she exited her vehicle to talk to her husband on the phone.

According to the report, Mamudu told police that she forgot to put the vehicle in park and the vehicle then started to roll near the apartment complex.

Mamudu said she then got into the vehicle and tried to stop it by turning off the engine, but said she could not stop the vehicle.

The vehicle then crashed into a wall of Echo Building at the Stonegate complex.

A woman and her granddaughter were inside the apartment when the crash happened. The woman received minor injuries.

Mamudu was issued a traffic citation for failure to maintain control of her vehicle.


Courtesy: Kevin Parker


Courtesy: Kevin Parker


Courtesy: Kevin Parker


Courtesy: Kevin Parker






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