TN Man Sammy Fanning ID’d As Victim In Kingsport Motorcycle-VS-Mitsubishi Collision

KINGSPORT, TN. (THECOUNT) — Sammy P. Fanning has been identified as the Kingsport, Tennessee man killed after after a motorcycle he was operating was involved in a collision with a vehicle Wednesday evening on Interstate 81.

Fanning, 46, was traveling on a Harley-Davidson around 6:30 p.m. at the I-81 and I-26 interchange, when he collided with a merging Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling in the same direction.

The impact caused the motorcycle to lose control and Fanning was elected from the bike.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead on multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, 29-year-old Richard Estep, was not injured, reports WJHL.

KPD says the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee; most of the city is in Sullivan County. As of the 2010 census the population was 48,205; as of 2016 the estimated population was 52,806 – Wikipedia.