Police say medical condition may have caused Knob Creek Crash

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March 25th, 2014 1:32 pm by Staff Reports

Police say a man may have suffered from a medical condition before driving into a fence outside of a local strip mall. (Joe Avento/Johnson City Press)

Police think that a driver may have succumbed to a medical condition before crashing his car into a fence in central Johnson City.

On Tuesday afternoon, Larry L. Jenkins, 56, Johnson City, drove a 1993 Toyota Camry into a fence in front of a strip mall located near the intersection of Knob Creek Road and Woodside Drive. 

According to the accident report, Jenkins was driving north on Knob Creek when he veered into the fence, causing what police estimated to be less than $400 in damage. The Camry was also damaged to the point where police said it was no longer drivable, and it was towed from the scene.

Jenkins was transported to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment, though, by Tuesday evening, Mountain States Health Alliance Communications and Marketing Director Shane O’Hare said he was not on the hospital’s patient list.


Press Sports Writer Joe Avento grabbed these photos of a Knob Creek Road crash near Sunset Drive around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The car crashed into a fence near the strip mall containing Cranberries, Tri-County Home Medical Equipment Ostomy Supplies and other businesses.

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