Kingsport Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run That Killed a Rocky Mount Woman

KINGSPORT, TN – A Kingsport, Tennessee man faces multiple charges after police say he hit and killed Rocky Mount woman walking across a road and fled the scene back to his driveway in Kingsport.

Brenda L. Tyree, 71, was killed in the crash Saturday, June 15, in Kingsport, Tennessee, WJHL-TV reports.

Jospeph C. Dick, 60, of Kingsport was driving a red 2007 Toyota Yaris 2-door hatchback in the 4200 block of Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport, when he struck Tyree, failed to render aid to Tyree, tore his bumper off and threw it in the grass, and fled the scene, according to a certified crash reconstructionist.

Tyree was critically injured and taken to an area hospital by Sullivan County EMS, but died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police say.

Dick was found quickly by police at his home at 1444 Warpath Drive in Kingsport, where his damaged car was parked in his driveway.

An extensive investigation based on multiple eye-witnesses and an interview with Dick himself, led to multiple charges.

Dick has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death, failure to render aid / give information, failure to report a motor vehicle collision, criminal attempt to tamper with evidence, and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.

As of the latest report, Dick was held in the Kingsport City Jail pending arraignment, with a $50,000 bond.

The crash remains under investigation.

Stay tuned to Cable 12 for more information as the crash investigation continues.

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